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Trusting for Everyday

Proverbs 3:3-6.

The passage gives some amazing blessings of doing good and trusting God (or as Psalm 37:3 puts it: trust God and do good).

• Favour and a good name before God and man. v4.
• A straight path. v6. (No matter the events of life, God can work out a good straight path as we trust Him. Romans 8:28)

3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.

 

4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.

 

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

 

6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
I think trusting God is a discipline. Sometimes, it's easier to trust than other times. But it's a good discipline to lean not on self but to lean on God completely. Does that mean doing nothing? No. It means submitting (v6) to Him (talking and listening to Him) as we do the good we can. When we trust someone we let them in, trusting God means involving Him in everyday life. And He will direct our paths!

What a friend we have in Jesus.. and the privilege to carry everything to Him in prayer!

What might you need to trust more for and submit to God? And who could you encourage to do likewise?

Have a blessed day,

Sam.

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