Proverbs 3:5, 6 - Trust in The LORD And Lean Not unto Thine Own Understanding.

Proverbs 3:5, 6 (KJV) Trust in the LORD with 
all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own 
understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he 
shall direct thy paths. 


Trust involves heartfelt confidence in God. 
Leaning has the sense of putting your whole weight 
on something, resting on and trusting in that 
person or thing. When we have an important decision 
to make, we sometimes feel that we cant 
trust anyone - not even God. But God knows what is 
best for us. And he knows even better than we do 
what we really want. We must trust him completely 
in every choice we make. We should not omit 
careful thinking or belittle our God-given ability 
to reason; but we should not trust our own 
ideas to the exclusion of all others. We must not 
be wise in our own eyes. We should always be 
willing to listen to and be corrected by Gods 
Word and wise counselors. Bring your decisions to 
God in prayer, use the Bible as your guide, and 
follow Gods leading. He will make your paths 
straight by both guiding and protecting you. [Life 
Application SB] 


   My oldest son, jack, came to Idaho for a 
visit this summer. While he was here, we headed to 
the cell phone store to trade in his phone. We 
hadn't lived in Meridian very long, and I was still 
finding my way around the downtown area. 
   Things quickly went awry. I was talking 
to him and got turned around. I drove onto a 
one-way street going the wrong way - into oncoming 
traffic. Luckily for us, it wasn't busy, just a 
single car stopped in the middle lane at the light. 
Quick maneuvering got us back on track and to the 
phone store. For the remainder of his visit, Jack 
chose to ride with my husband. He wanted to be 
with the guy who actually knew where he was 
   I often get turned around in life. I head 
the wrong way with my attitude or get confused 
about how to navigate the day with grace and hope. 
This is why I need to trust Jesus with all my 
plans, hopes, and dreams. Even when I don't 
understand the direction I'm headed, I can trust Him to 
know where He is leading me. 
   Jesus not only knows the way; He is the 
way. And I want to be with the One who actually 
knows where He is going. Susanna Foth Aughtmon 
   Faith Step: Take a prayer walk around 
your neighborhood. As you pray, ask Jesus to 
guide your steps and make your path straight. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2023 Devotional by Guideposts and 


Simple Trust
   There will always be secrets and motives 
of God that lie beyond our grasp. God knows 
everything; we do not. Only in Heaven will we understand 
God's ways more fully. As Paul said, "Now I know 
in part, but then I shall know just as I also 
am known" (1 Cor. 13:12). 
   But based upon what we do know about 
God's character, demonstrated supremely in the 
Cross, we can trust that God is doing what is best 
for us. God says in His Word, "I know the plans 
I have for you  plans to prosper you and 
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a 
future" (Jer. 29:11 NIV). 
   As Corrie ten Boom once explained, 
"Picture a piece of embroidery placed between you and 
God, with the right side up toward God. Man sees 
the loose, frayed ends; but God sees the 
   God is in control. Whatever comes into 
our lives, we can confidently say, "We know that 
all things work together for good to those who 
love God, to those who are the called according 
to His purpose" (Rom. 8:28). 
   Lord, I confess that there is much I 
dont understand, but I know that You love me.  
Because of that love, I can trust You in every trial 
and will follow wherever You lead me. [Hope for 
Each Day by Billy Graham] 


Proverbs 3:5, 6 - Trust in The LORD And Lean 
Not unto Thine Own Understanding. 


Proverbs 3:5, 6 - Trust in The LORD And Lean 
Not unto Thine Own Understanding.