Trust who? Lean where?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” Prov 3:5

We must truly trust that what He has for us is as good as He says it is. This is something that I constantly am thinking about and praying about…Increasing my faith to the point where not matter the circumstance I can rest in the fact that He has something amazing for me through it. I mean He really does, His Word says so, but it definitely can be hard to truly live in that confidence.

This verse had me thinking about the Israelites, when they first came upon the promised land God said to go scope out the land “which I am GIVING to the Israelites…” (Num13:2). They sent scouts from all twelve tribes to explore the land but when they came back all they could talk about was how big and strong and fortified the cities of that land were. The scouts spread doubt throughout the nation even though God said He was going to GIVE them that land! They ended up leaning on their own understanding and allowed fear of the giants in the land to stop them from moving into the land of milk and honey promised to them. They somehow forgot all the miraculous things God did to get them out of Egypt and dwelled on what seemed like an insurmountable task ahead of them. Because of that they were left to wander for forty years (count them! 4-0) until that faithless generation all died in the wilderness. (Numbers 13-14; 32:9-13)

This is sometimes what we do and I say “we” because I am included. We allow fear to dictate to us what we are going to do. We allow our “own understanding” to paralyze us in one place. You understand that the doctor’s report is bad but God says by my stripes you WERE healed. People say you won’t amount to anything, you’re just like (fill in the blank) but God says for I know the plans I have for you….

We lean on our own understanding, our past experiences, instead of allowing God to do the new thing He promised He would do. We believe that person will never change, our family can’t be healed, I’ll never make it but God is saying believe in me and I will make your paths straight…Trust me I got this

It seems so simple but yet it’s so hard to do…Trusting in him with all our hearts and not leaning on our own understanding…Being still and knowing that He is God (Psalm 46:10)…

Lord I pray we get a true understanding of what it means to just be still, and to trust wholeheartedly. You said that You are faithful and just to forgive and that You aren’t a man that You should (could) lie…Let us not knock ourselves out of our inheritance just because we couldn’t trust You…


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jaycee
    Jun 04, 2010 @ 01:55:01

    This post is one of those ones where you thread sofly and nibble gently. It is deep! May God help us not to wander for 40 years…hmm.


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