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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



5Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;6in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.

3: 5-6   Leaning has the sense of putting your whole weight on something, resting on and trusting in that person or thing. When we have an important decision to make, we sometimes feel that we can’t trust anyone— even God. But God knows the best path for us. He is a better judge of what we need than we are! We must trust him completely in every choice we make. We should not omit careful thinking or belittle our God-given ability to reason, but we should not trust our own ideas to the exclusion of all others. We must not be wise in our own eyes (see 3: 7). We should listen to and accept correction from God’s Word and wise counselors. Bring your decisions to God in prayer, use the Bible as your guide, and then follow God’s leading. He will make your paths straight by both guiding and protecting you.

3: 6   To receive God’s guidance, said Solomon, we must submit to God in all our ways. This means turning every area of life over to him. About a thousand years later, Jesus emphasized this same truth (Matthew 6: 33). Examine your values and priorities. What is important to you? Where is God on that list? In what areas have you failed to acknowledge him? In many areas of your life you may already acknowledge God, but the areas where you attempt to restrict or ignore his influence will cause you grief. If you make God a vital part of everything you do, he will guide you because you will be working to accomplish his purposes.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

Do we turn all our life over to GOD??? this is a hard thing to do! But GOD IS THERE IN EVERYTHING that happens in our life! The good the bad and even when we can't see or understand why things happen as they do, we have to KNOW that GOD is working things for the best in our lives!! Therefore we are supposed to respond in GODLY ways and principles that are given to us in the BIBLE and through the Holy Spirits leadings and not OUR own supposed KNOWLEDGE or understanding.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and even in times that we don't understand, TRUST IN THE LORD, because he can see what we don't and he IS trying to guide us in the correct path of life!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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