Trust

Proverbs 3:5-6  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 your paths straight.

God is all powerful. God is infinitely powerful. While looking at pictures of the vastness of the universe I am reminded again of how powerful God is as I acknowledge that  He is created it all from nothing. The almighty God knows me very well. He knows every detail of my life. He knows what I am thinking and in fact knows what I will think before I think it. Proverbs 3:6 says that He will make my paths straight. That means I will know what His perfect will is for my life, that He will give me the strength to live His perfect will, that I will have the resources to accomplish His perfect will, and that I will have the courage to attempt His perfect will.

The promise that He will make my paths straight is conditional, that is I have to do something first and then He will do His part. My part is to trust Him. Once while on a mission trip to Vietnam a group of us went on a tour of Hanoi in pedicabs, which is a bicycle with a seat on the front. I  sat in the seat and this old, skinny, very small Vietnamese man peddled me through terrible, aweful. Unbelievable, absurd traffic. After a few minutes the old man said to me, “You will enjoy the ride more if you put all your weight in the seat”. At first it seemed like a strange statement, and then I realized that he was asking me to trust him to get me where we were going safely.

I said OK and worked at relaxing and looking at the beauty all around me of this old, quaint Vietnamese city, and began to enjoy the adventure more and more.

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