Week in Proverbs: Trust in the Lord for Understanding
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New Living Translation (NLT)
We were created with finite minds and limited understanding. Although many profess to know things they really don't, we are all capable of learning things we do not know. We may not always comprehend God's Word, but we can trust in Him to reveal the truth of it. As we follow Jesus, we must trust Him to lead and guide us in the "Way." The minute we attempt to figure things out on our own, we limit our understanding of what is really going on. We cannot operate with God's wisdom without God's wisdom. We must trust in Him to give us understanding or not. This takes faith in who He is.
There will be times we won't understand much of what happens in this world. It is then our faith is tested and we must lean into our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and trust in His love for His peace that surpasses our understanding. Many don't understand how or why He died for our sins, but He did and one day we will understand. Our lack of comprehension now does not change God's plan of salvation or His will for our lives. His ways are far beyond our ways and I, for one, am very glad about this fact! All He asks is that we believe Him and trust Him with all of our hearts.
I am teaching you today—yes, you—so you will trust in the Lord. Proverbs 22:19 NLT