The first forty years of my life, my great-aunt Frances sent me letters of encouragement. A godly woman, she wanted to spur me on to walk with God. She always included the exhortation from Proverbs 3 to trust in the Lord. As a seasoned adult, she knew life includes many snares and potholes that can easily get our eyes off of God.
Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. “
As a boy or teenager, I had no idea the challenge it would be as an adult to trust the Lord. I remember agonizing over one job offer years ago. I worried about how a move would affect my wife and children. Peace came, however, when I chose not to fret over circumstances but say, “Father, You can handle this. I choose to trust You.”
Life contains many circumstances in which we learn to trust or not trust the Lord. The Christian life, boiled down to its simplest form, is a life of trust. We trust that Christ is sufficient for our sins. We trust His Word and character, inviting Him into our lives. We trust that He keeps his Word. We trust the Spirit who indwells us. And every day we learn to trust Him anew for each day’s problems.
Your faith is no better than its object. It is not faith that moves mountains. It is God that moves mountains. – Adrian Rogers
Godly people don’t try to figure out everything on our own. We don’t assume we know it all. Instead, we submit to Christ’s lordship daily. Elmer Towns, Dean of Liberty University, prays the Lord’s Prayer before getting out of bed each morning in order to submit Himself fresh to Christ. We read and obey God’s Word and try to listen to His Spirit in the routine of living. As we do, we learn to trust Him.