Trust in the Lord

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go, He’s the one who will keep you on track.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 (The Message Bible) 

Do you ever wonder if the life choices you have made have been the right ones?  Have you made the decisions that will bring you closer to God in your everyday life?  Is it really possible for someone like you or me to be welcomed into the kingdom? 

Sometimes our lives in the western world can seem very self absorbed.  We are concerned with our education, our career prospects, our health and well-being, our worldly goods, and our self-sufficiency.  

We don’t depend on God for our daily needs as such, in the sense that there is food in our cupboards and money in our bank accounts.  It’s easy to take such things for-granted and forget how a quick change of circumstances can take away everything we have. 

Those verses from Proverbs quoted above emphasise that whoever we are, and whatever our situation, God is there, He is interested in us, and He will help us to make the right decision if we ask him. 

There is nothing wrong with a bit of introspection either.  Take some time out.  Think about your life, your work, your family, and the things you do for God. 

Whether you are supporting your family, or a busy homemaker, or retired, or in education, if you approach your life with prayer the things you do will work together to glorify God.  

If you wash the dishes so your husband can write a Bible talk, both of you working for the Lord. 

If you say a kind word to a stranger, or have a lonely friend over to dinner, you are becoming more like Jesus. 

If you read just a few Bible verses you are increasing your knowledge of God’s purpose. 

If you spend ten minutes thinking about the kingdom, or talking about it with someone else, you are making God’s plan a reality in your life.

God isn’t just at church; He is in every aspect of our daily life.  The more we think about this, the more all the separate aspects of our lives will come together as a whole, and the decisions we make with God’s help can only bring us closer to him. 

“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.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 (King James Version)

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