Trust in The Lord

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) 
Trust is part of any healthy relationship. 
However, past hurts or life experiences can make it hard to trust.  

You might even find yourself questioning who is reliable, truthful, or able to support you emotionally.  
Yet, Proverbs says to trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  

That is because our hearts and minds can lead us astray. 
When we set out on our own without God’s input, we can get lost or off track—like taking a hike without a map or compass. 

However, as we lean into God’s Word and His wisdom, we are promised that He will make our path straight. 
He will guide us and show us which way to go

Take a moment to reflect on your day. Are there any areas of your life you struggling to give the Lord? Is there anything that is weighing heavily on your heart? Allow God’s peace and wisdom to penetrate the deepest fears and biggest concerns of your life. He will guide and protect you!! 
When I read this devotion I was reminded of the very scripture God placed on my heart the past couple of days, Proverbs 2:25-26, Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Faith does not mean trusting God to stop the storm, but trusting Him to strengthen us as we walk through the storm. 

Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!

Advice from My Father

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5) 
After being laid off from an editorial job, I prayed, asking for God to help me find a new one. But when weeks went by and nothing came of my attempts at networking and filling out applications, I began to pout. “Don’t You know how important it is that I have a job?” I asked God, my arms folded in protest at my seemingly unanswered prayer. 
When I talked to my father, who had often reminded me about believing God’s promises, about my job situation, he said, “I want you to get to the point where you trust what God says.” 
My father’s advice reminds me of Proverbs 3, which includes wise advice from a parent to a beloved child. This familiar passage was especially applicable to my situation: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5–6). To “direct thy paths” means God will guide us toward His goals for our growth. His ultimate goal is that I become more like Him. 
This does not mean that the paths He chooses will be easy. But I can choose to trust that His direction and timing are ultimately for my good. 
Are you waiting on God for an answer? Choose to draw near to Him and trust that He will guide you. 
Lord, thank You for guiding and caring for us every step of the way. Help us to trust in You daily. Amen! 
I felt this devotion was important to share, some days the waiting can feel agonizing and burdensome but we must remember in whom we have believed. His timing is incredibly perfect and if we will find peace in the waiting, we have found all that we need. Why? Because He’s there with us, every step of the way, there is never a moment in waiting that we are alone, if we feel alone it’s only because we chose it. We must remember, God knows what is best for you and I, trust Him on the path He has placed you on today and allow Him to lead and guide you along the way, faith believing that He’s got it all figured out and in His time all will be revealed. Trust Him with ALL your heart. Remember this, if God brings you to it; He will bring you through it. 
Have a beautiful day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is Colossians 3:13