Paradise Calvary Chapel

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Lean Not On Your Own Understanding
Anonymous - Feb. 20, 2019
Devotional

“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).

I’d like to say I always trust in God. You probably would too. When you read these first two sentences, you probably thought to yourself, “I do trust in God.” The reality is, yes we do trust him, but sometimes our being lacks real faith or trust.

Right now I’m in a weird place where I have a lot going on in my life and I want to trust God, and I do when you get down to it, but I also am human. What I mean by that is, I am a human with a human brain and I sometimes have thoughts where I doubt. I think there is no way God will come through. There is no way He will get me out of the situation I am going through. Then, even worse, I start thinking “I will take care of it, God. I have a solution for the problem. I know what to do.” I don’t know why we do this. I mean, God of the universe who created everything and has a plan for all the things in the world, and especially every tiny detail of my life, has it all under control.

The bible tells us about how the birds of the air are taken care of, and how much more does our father in heaven care about us. We know that He has every hair of our head numbered and every grain of sand on the beach numbered. His ways are not our ways. Do you think He has bad things planned for us? I don’t really think so, but sometimes on this road of life, it might seem that way.

We question and ask, “God, what’s going on here?” We don’t know why we go through certain things, or go through trails or have temptations. The bible reminds us, what’s impossible with man is possible with God. I start stressing out and my wife reminds me to give it to God and pray. She is right—don’t tell her I said that, haha. When we truly give it to Him to deal with, let God and let go, He will take care of it. This is His party, we are just invited.

“And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?” (Luke 12:25-26).