All Your Heart
This is a passage that I have had to cling to for many months now. It is one that allows me to take a deep breathe and refocus on Christ and His will. Do you relate?
Proverbs 3:5,6 "Trust in the Lord with ALL of YOUR HEART and do not lean on your OWN UNDERSTANDING. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."
Has life worked out exactly like you planned or thought? If you answered yes, then stop reading this, pick up the phone and call me to tell me your secret. For most of us, the answer is "sometimes." But what do we do about the "other times?"
Well really, we do in the "other" times the same thing we do in the "sometimes." We put our TRUST in God. God is deserving of our TRUST because God is TRUSTWORTHY. Because He is always consistent and never changes, we can ALWAYS TRUST Him. It doesn't matter His mood or what happened the day before or even moment before our situation. God ALWAYS knows where we are and God ALWAYS has a plan. It is our job to TRUST. It is NOT our job to understand.
Over 25 years in ministry I have been able to talk and counsel with so many people. One thing that I notice is that if someone can think of a reason or a "lesson that God is teaching them" during a difficult season then it somehow makes the season easier. But this isn't right. We should never feel greater peace because we can get our mind around a "reason." "Reasons" are often times just our attempt to be in control and not trust God. THE ONLY REASON that bring PEACE is TRUSTING God.
Do you trust God with all of your heart or are you holding on to something? When you trust God with all of your heart you will also follow God with all of your heart. If you are not following God with all of your heart it is because you truly don't trust Him with all of it either.
Be blessed! God has a plan! Trust HIM!