Proverbs 3:5-6 – Who do you trust?

Proverbs 3.5-6Who do you trust?  That is a challenging question, because there are so few I have found trustworthy.  It has been one of the most difficult lessons in life; accepting how few are genuinely trustworthy for the long-haul.  I have had many fair weather friends, people with whom I shared good times, but when trials swirled and troubles came, they vanished with ne’er a call.

An even greater challenge has been learning to not trust myself!  Too many of us make daily decisions without a conscious effort of prayer for wisdom.  Some make life changing, unalterable decisions that shadow the rest of their lives without taking time to pray, seek counsel and wait on the Lord.  Solomon taught his son:

Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust [lean on, be confident] in the LORD [Jehovah, Eternal, Self-existent] with all thine heart [mind, emotions, will]; and lean not [don’t rely, rest, trust] unto thine own understanding [knowledge].”

Solomon challenged his son to allow the Lord to guide his every thought leanand action.  Bathe decisions in prayer and in the light of truth.  Cultivate a wealth of wisdom by reading God’s Word and follow His will.  Trust the Lord and wait on Him to weigh every thought and action.

Proverbs 3:6 – “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

How many of us have made decisions, signed a contract or made a commitment, because we were unwilling to wait and pray?  Isn’t interesting that Solomon challenged his son to acknowledge the Lord “in all thy ways”?  In other words, nothing was too small for him to take to the Lord.

GoodChoiceBadChoiceAre you facing a major decision?  Are you willing to wait on the Lord and allow Him to aid you in your choices and clear away any hindrances from your path?

Psalm 27:14 – “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”

Copyright 2015 – Travis D. Smith