With Everything Trust
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.—Proverbs 3:5
Some days it's hard for us to trust, and there are always a variety of reasons. First, it could be that you have a lower capacity to trust, which is influenced by known or unknown thoughts, beliefs, and values. Second, it could be that you have unrealistic expectations needing specific evidence to create circumstances worthy of trust. Third, it could be you've had so many moments of distrust that tapes of mistrust repeatedly play in your mind. But there's a remedy for all these issues—it's a new object of trust.
The object of trust is never our capacity, expectations, or past mistrusts. The object of our trust is never our own understanding. The object of our trust is the Lord, and nothing else. So today, when hope fades, when faith falters, and when your trust hits that rational wall, stop turning to human confidence—in the end, all you're doing is trusting in yourself. Stop even trying to figure it out, because it may not be within your ability to understand. Instead, turn to God. In prayer, and ask the Lord for the trust you don't have, and invite Him to fill you with His understanding. Doing it this way keeps you from getting frustrated with yourself.
DO THIS: When trust is needed, turn to God, not your understanding.
PRAY THIS: God, honestly, I cannot figure this one out. My situation feels beyond my ability to understand. But God, I am going to lean on you and you alone. I know you get it, and I cannot not. Bring a solution to the challenges I am facing. And God, forgive my unbelief.
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