Thursday, May 6, 2010

Proverbs 3:5-6 "What we know/believe about God matters"

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

How we view God affects every aspect of our life. The thoughts we form, decisions we make, actions we take – they are all done from a starting paradigm of what we believe about God. If He is just another god that we appease with our weekly songs and prayers, then we should be able to plan out our own paths and face our own demons in whatever way we choose.

But…if He really is the Almighty, omniscient, omnipresent, creative, intelligent, loving, grace-filled all-powerful God, then we can trust Him with our life. I don’t have to have it all figured out; He’s got it under control. I don’t have to understand everything happening. He does and I can trust Him. I don’t have to be afraid of tomorrow because as long as I am surrendered to Him and Him alone, He will make sure tomorrow happens just as it is supposed to happen. I am in His capable and gentle hand. It makes no sense to trust any one else but the one true God.

Further Thoughts:

  1. What in your life are you hanging on to that God wants to control and why?
  2. Do you have trust issues? Explain.
  3. Does our trust in God depend on the trustworthiness of man or on our circumstances? Explain.
  4. Who is in control of your life right now? Explain how well that is working.

Father, I know you are trustworthy. Help me to daily surrender to Your control and guidance of my life. Amen.


  1. How refreshing it is to be encouraged that others are seeking Him. What a delightful forum. A good word. Thank you.

  2. Thanks for your comment, M. There are a bunch of us fighting bravely and desiring God with all our heart. None of us has to go alone. We are in this together.