TRUST IN THE LORD

Week beginning: 18th June, 2017 | By Mark Cawson | Manchester

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the LORD and turn away from evil."

Proverbs 3: 5-7 (ESV)

For those caught up in a busy and hectic practice, it can be all too easy to forget God's presence in our lives, and to rely simply upon our own understanding as to the right thing to do in the various situations that confront us, and to set our own standards by being wise in our own eyes rather than God's eyes.

This passage is a helpful and powerful reminder to trust in the Lord in all that we do, and to be guided by how he speaks to us through his Word, and not to pit our own understanding against his.

If we do place our trust and confidence in the Lord and his Word, and acknowledge his presence in all aspects of our lives, then we have the magnificent assurance that God will keep us on the right path, help us to make the right decisions, and guide us through the difficulties that life throws in our way.

Prayer points:

1. Give thanks to God that we can place our trust in him, and that if we do we have the magnificent assurance that he will keep us on a straight path.

2. Pray that God might help us get the balance of our lives right so that we do not allow our busy and hectic practices and lifestyles to distract us from recognising God's presence in all aspects of our lives, but to place our trust and confidence in him rather than simply our own understanding of matters.