Trust in the Lord

Yesterday, in my personal Bible reading, I read a verse that I memorized in eigth grade. Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path." Interestingly, my one-year Bible also had the story of Abraham's servant trusting God to find a wife for Isaac. The New Testament reading had the Roman centurion who believed in spiritual authority so much that he said to Jesus "You don't need to visit my house, just say the word and my daughter will be healed."

We trust God for healing, for finances, for a marriage partner, for our work, for our kids. The world is way to big for us to be in control. So really we have two choices. 1) Try to control everything anyway - this leads to O.C.D., paranoia, power-struggles, and the perpetual frustration of a job that we were not meant to do. 2) Trust God. Trust him to run the world, watch over your kids, provide for you and show up when you need him.

Now, this does not mean that we squash all personal initiative. When we are out of work, we still need to network, get our resume out, and go on interviews. As parents, we still monitor internet activity, ask about friends, and enforce curfews. But there is so much outside of our control. So many factors that we cannot predict. But God can. Trust him explicitly and he will direct your paths. He has shown himself trustworthy in good times and bad to millions of people worldwide. He will be faithful to you!