Trust and acknowledge. They are not always easy acts to accomplish. One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Trust is an attribute we have to practice. It is much easier to lean on our own understanding. We usually think we have a better plan. If God would only get busy and do things our way. Not so much!! God’s plan and His timing are always right. He says we are not to lean on our own understanding! We are to acknowledge Him. There’s that big word. We have to realize that He is in control. He has promised that He will direct our paths. What a neat promise!
God used this verse in my life in a very real way when I was dating Bob. I had surrendered my life to be a missionary and Bob did not feel that call. I decided I’d have to break up with him, because how could that work out. Right? God brought me to this verse, and the phrase, “Lean not unto thine own understanding”, jumped off the page at me. I realized I was trying to work things out. I trusted and acknowledged God. Guess what! God used us as missionaries in the small town of Coldwater, KS. We lived there for 21 years while our kids were growing up. We have had many testimonies from friends and acquaintances who were touched by God just by our living our lives and sharing His love. Only Heaven will show the results. I’m sure glad I learned to trust and acknowledge the Lord!