Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding
Do you find this verse difficult to see through? Most of us have heard this verse & generally understand the basic meaning behind it but actually doing what Solomon instructs is not easy. To trust means to let go, surrender, have faith in someone or something. In this case, Solomon is telling us to Trust in The Lord with all your heart. What happens when you fall in love? You surrender yourself and give all of yourself for that person. Love is a very powerful force! Wars have taken place because of it. Love makes you act irrationally, that's because you stop acting from logic but from the heart. If faith required logic, we'd be hard pressed in believing some of the wonderful and amazing miracles God performed through Jesus and the apostles. To trust with all your heart is to love The Lord unconditionally as He loves you! We can do this because we were made in his image. We were made to love!
He also tells us not to lean on our own understanding, meaning, dont try and figure everything out in order to believe. We dont always HAVE TO KNOW WHY! I know some of you are thinking, but I should or I deserve to know. Well we dont so stop trying because God tells us so in this verse through Solomon's writings. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
When you feel the need to know something in order for your faith to grow, remember to Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding because there are things that we're just nnot supposed to understand. Remember that Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
He has a plan and its perfect! Jeremiah 29:11-12 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen.
Thank you Father for having a plan for my life, walking by my side and for being there when I need you the most. Even though I may not understand, I will Trust you and Love you! Praise your name always, in Jesus name, AMEN!