Proverbs in 365 Devotions

February 2

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Quit Leaning and Trust

Robin Aylor

What a great, simple, yet most difficult verse to apply in our life. When we first come to Christ we trust him above all our unanswered questions. (for there are always more questions that could cause us to wait no matter how many he has already answered.) We release our feeble grasp of control on life and submit to the guidance of his hands.

And yet even now, even years after first looking to him, our understanding still cries out "Why this way Lord?" but again and again we submit and learn to trust, acquiring more joy and rest in his word. Jesus is the only source for this peace; not only in our salvation's conception but for continual sustaining of this life in his Spirit.
Every day we live out the same Gospel that we first believed.

In Matthew 13:44 Jesus said “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

So yes, it’s the Gospel every day… We let go of what we used to treasure. Not only physical things but things like our own rationalization to follow our selfish lusts...  things like always having to have the last word... being seen as the one who is right and has it all together… We let go of our greed... We open up and let unforgivness fall from our clenched fists. In our joy we let go giving all things up for the surpassing treasure of Jesus.

Lord, as we go forth today help us to forsake our own biased broken understanding and trust you and your word with all our heart.