Pastor Tim Romero
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Proverbs 3:5–6 (ESV): "5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Trust is the foundation for every relationship. It is built over time. God understands this and therefore He works diligently to show us we can trust Him. Who you absolutely can't trust is yourself. Consider for a moment the source of all your bad decisions and you will come to the same conclusion. Trust God and walk accordingly.
Solomon knows that one must trust the Lord wholeheartedly and walk not according to his own understanding for it will lead all people astray. Trust means to believe even when you can't see how or why. Solomon knows from personal experience that trusting in God is far better than leaning on your own understanding. This is the only way to have a straight path in life.
Who are you trusting in today? Paul reminds us to have no confidence in the flesh (Phil 3:3) meaning we shouldn't trust our ability to navigate correctly through life and work our way to God. Our internal GPS is broken and it will lead us down the wrong road and keep us lost forever. We need the navigation of the Holy Spirit in order to arrive at the right place on time. Don't trust yourself ever. Follow the Lord and walk according to His instructions and you will keep your path straight.
Father, we thank You for not leaving us in a broken state to navigate through this life on our own. You came to our rescue and guide us daily. Help us to follow You with all our heart and never walk according to our own understanding we pray in Jesus name, amen.