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 (Prov. 3:5-6).
- Our Father knows what is best for us. Often we struggle with this reality. Many times we stubbornly refuse to acknowledge this truth. We think, we feel and we do otherwise, and the final end is very much to our own harm and disgrace.
- We assume our way is right. We think we know better than the LORD. We think our knowledge is vast, our understanding complete, and our wisdom better.
- We are broken and humbled. The reality is often far from the truth. We are made to realize that we have little knowledge, limited understanding, and our wisdom is foolishness.
- Experience makes a difference. It takes time to learn the truth. Eventually we learn to be still and rest in God. We acknowledge God’s Presence, His Sovereignty, and His Providence, and understand that His Way is better than our way. And we want God to direct our paths, establish our steps, and bring us closer to Him.
- A broken and humbled soul has true faith. He rests in God, in unbroken, eternal communion. He rests in God and looks for no other helper. He is content with the working of God in his life. And he rests in God with a hope to see Him soon.