April 14, 2024

Trusting God

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

—  Proverbs 3:5-6

God invites us to trust in him, to surrender our worries, doubts, and fears into his capable hands. This involves a conscious choice to rely on God’s wisdom and guidance rather than leaning on our own limited understanding.

In a world filled with uncertainty, we can find solace in the unchanging character of God. The Lord is faithful, steadfast, and true. He will fulfill every promise he has made. When we place our trust in the Lord, we tap into the wellspring of his grace, strength, and peace.

Trusting God doesn’t mean that we will never face challenges or hardships. But it does mean that we can confidently face hard times, knowing that God is with us, working all things together for our good. We can rest in the assurance that God is in control and that his plans for us are perfect.

Trusting God requires humility—a recognition that his ways are higher than ours. It involves surrendering our need for control and embracing his divine wisdom and timing. As we submit our lives to the Lord, he directs our paths, leading us on a journey of purpose and fulfillment.

Let’s trust God with all our heart. In every circumstance, may we lean on his understanding and submit to his will. As we trust God, we experience his faithfulness, and our lives become a testimony to his goodness and grace.

Lord, guide us to trust in you completely. Help us to live faithfully for you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

About the author — Darrell Delaney

Darrell Delaney is a cohost of ReFrame’s podcast ministry Groundwork and serves as lead chaplain with Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry in Michigan. He considers it his life’s calling to create and facilitate life-giving environments in which people can thrive and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Darrell and his wife, Kia, have three children. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, reading, and playing basketball, chess, and video games.

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