Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.“
I often refer to these verses because they are how I live my life. I have a devotion titled In God I Trust which is now in my book that talks about why Proverbs 3:5-6 are my life verses.
What does it mean to trust God with all your heart? According to the second part of verse five it means trusting in Him instead of ourselves. Do you think God knew we would instinctively try to handle everything on our own?
To trust Him is to take my questions about troubling circumstances and place my worries in His hands.
Choosing trust is to believe He is working in ways we cannot see and to understand His ways are higher than ours. (See Isaiah 55:8-9)
For me Choosing Trust has meant:
– Trusting God’s plan for my life even though it included being raised in a home with an abusive father.
– Trusting God through the death of a newborn baby who lived less than 48 hours.
– Trusting God when both sisters died at an early age, one in a car crash with her husband on her birthday.
Trusting God is the choice I made instead of choosing anger and bitterness that a Sovereign God did not prevent any of these things from happening.
I am glad I chose trust because through it all I knew His love and comfort, His strength and healing.
Coming out of the abusive environment and starting a new life after high school, I experienced God’s love and healing and understood He had a plan and purpose for my life and I was not going to let holding on to pain and bitterness hold me back. I wanted His healing and freedom which He abundantly and freely gave.
After our baby died, the worst pain of my life, I could genuinely say there were moments and days I could feel God’s arms holding me and I knew a supernatural comfort that turned to healing.
After my sisters and brother-in-law died, I was once again reminded that our days are numbered by the Lord. I realized that while we are here on this earth we should live our best lives and I worked even harder to see my dream come true to have my book published. I saw God open doors to make a way and now the desire of my heart for my writing has come to pass.
A life of choosing trust is a life of trusting God with all your heart.
By Kathy Cheek
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