Trust in the Lord … lean not
on your own understanding.
If God threw the following at you, how would you answer …
You believe in me when everything is going right.
Would you still trust me if everything was going wrong?
You believe in me when you are prosperous.
Would you still trust me if you lost it all?
You believe in me when you feel my presence.
Would you still trust me if you felt I had forsaken you?
True trust stubbornly maintains an unyielding faith in God when things are not going at all like you want them to; when you feel mistreated, betrayed, abandoned; when you don’t understand.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,” wrote Solomon—then added, “do not depend on your own understanding” (Prov. 3:5 NLT).
Your understanding is limited. God’s isn’t.
Trust is an acknowledgement of that truth.
Hang on. God knows what he’s doing.