Good afternoon, friends. This is Pastor Don. On our recent vacation, we spend 4 nights in a beautiful home in the mountains just outside of Ashville, NC. The loft we stayed in was perfect. The views were spectacular and the air seemed so clean and pure. Alongside the little table where we sat by the windows overlooking the valley was a passage from Proverbs. Every morning I noticed it. It is from chapter 3, vs 5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In
all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
I was aware of the wording. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” It spoke to me for what it didn’t say. Often, I think of trusting the Lord for something – for success, for help, for answers, for good health, or any number of other things. But the author mentioned none of those things.
The writer was addressing a young person who must have needed some good life advice because he started this passage by saying: “My child.” His advice was not to trust for some benefit or specific request. You see, that puts you in the driver’s seat. You are the one deciding what is good for you. No, he says to his protege: Just trust!
I think the message here is to develop a life habit of hands-off trusting. It is an unfamiliar habit in a world that encourages us to take things into our own hands and make it happen! So, I wonder when and where it is for our best to simply let God know that our lives are in God’s hands and we are content for it to be that way because we have full trust in God’s compassion
Let’s Pray: Today, O God, we leave to your guiding hand the things we cannot do for ourselves. We simply reaffirm to you that we trust you explicitly. Amen