Yesterday we saw how the Bible encourages us to love God with all our hearts. That’s our starting point, but the scriptures also extend this picture of wholeheartedness to other areas of our live of faith. Today we’re looking at trust.
Proverbs 3:5-6New International Version (NIV)
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.
This is such a famous verse. One that we often reference, memorize and recollect. I love this verse it flows with a certain eloquence, but its hard. It’s really hard if we actually think what it means for us to live it out.
With everything we are – with all our heart, we’re to trust.
Trust is a firm belief in truth. But trust is so counter cultural because our world revolves around the exaltation of self. The reality is that to trust the Lord with all our heart is to also empty our selves. It’s to take ourselves off the throne and trust that God is better equipped to sit there.
The proverb sums this up brilliantly because the next line underlines the reality. To trust in the Lord with all our heart means to not lean on our understanding.
What is the truth you live wholeheartedly by? Is your life a testimony of trusting God with all your heart?
What does trust in God mean? Which areas of life are you trusting God in? Are there areas you’re not?
How can trust grow? How can you remove self and rely more upon God?
Alpha is coming up! We start in a few weeks on Thursday 28th September and we really want as many people as possible to hear about and ask about Jesus. Who can you invite, whoever is in your mind please do invite them along.