Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
Recently I watched an impromptu skit on trusting in the Lord. The Pastor asked for a volunteer and a young man came forward whose name was Rick. The pastor explained to Rick that the four individuals who were on the stage would catch him when he fell. The participants assumed their positions with the four individuals standing behind Rick. They eagerly awaited with outstretched arms to catch their falling victim. Much to everyone’s surprise, Rick fell forward instead of backwards into the waiting arms of the human safety net.
I must admit when I watched Rick fall forward, I began to laugh, and stated aloud, “Who would be so stupid as to fall forward when the people are behind you?” Unfortunately Rick’s understanding of what he was supposed to do led him to fall forward.
As absurd as the young man falling forward appears, how many of us are in the same position as Rick?
We live in a time where self-help and making accomplishments based on our own thoughts and actions are viewed as having courage and strength. Do you remember the cliche, “Self-made millionaire?”
However, when we rely on our own understanding, we begin to Trust in our own knowledge and discernment to support us through life. Jeremiah 17:9 tells us, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Our own sinful nature cannot be relied on.
We must make the decision to completely have a bold confidence in God. We must acknowledge that His perfect will leads to victory or face the consequences of falling forward.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
When we place our aspirations, our problems, and our complete trust in God; He is our Safety Net. We can live day-to-day with a “No Worries Ever” mindset.
Challenge for today: Boldly place your confidence in God’s hands and watch for the miraculous changes in your life.
Prayer for today: Dear God, I have been relying on my own understanding instead of trusting in you. I desire for my weak faith and trust to change into a bold confidence. I am tired of falling forward. Please fogive me for not trusting in your promises to never leave me or forsake me. As of right now, I make the decision to totally rely on you. Thank you for being my Safety Net. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen!
Chapter for today: Proverbs 3 NLT
Sonya Johnson Ruiz