It’s All About the Relationship ~ Straight Path from Trust

Straightpath

Straightpath

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And do not lean on your own understanding,
In all your ways acknowledge him,
And he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Do you struggle to place your complete trust in God? Throughout scripture we are compelled to place our trust in the Lord. There is irony in the fact that God knows we need to be encouraged to trust Him. But then God does know us better than we know ourselves. Think about it, throughout scripture we are encouraged to place our Trust in the one who created us. The one who created all things, yet our tendency is to defer to our own understanding, or the understanding of others of how things should be.

So why is it so difficult to let go and let God? Many commentaries would say our trust lies in more; more knowing, more belief, more faith, more gratitude, more obedience, more patience, more prayer, and more desire of God’s will. Perhaps so ~ perhaps we do require more of all those blessings. But, Scripture also tells us the secret lives within, and all we need is already there. So maybe, just for now, we don’t need more, but simply acknowledging that which we already have. We have the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives. That acknowledgement alone can then release the pressure of our decisions to God, and he can handle it perfectly. We can trust in that ~ as the Holy Spirit grows us in the more.

God can make something beautiful in my life, your life, but he needs our trust in Him to do it. ~ Amen: Y

2 thoughts on “It’s All About the Relationship ~ Straight Path from Trust

  1. Oh, oh, oh so true. We do have all we need, the Holy Spirit within us. Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

    Sharon 😊

    • So true and so beautiful ~The old Gospel Hymns always take me home to Him, and today as I read your comment, I could just feel the energy in your reply. I was reminded of an old hymn ~ “Tis So Good to Trust in Jesus”, makes me smile just to hum the words ~

      ’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

      ’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
      Just to take Him at His Word;
      Just to rest upon His promise,
      And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

      Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
      Just to trust His cleansing blood;
      And in simple faith to plunge me
      ’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

      Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
      Just from sin and self to cease;
      Just from Jesus simply taking
      Life and rest, and joy and peace.

      I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
      Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
      And I know that Thou art with me,
      Wilt be with me to the end.

      Refrain:

      Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
      How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
      Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
      Oh, for grace to trust Him more

      Thank you Sharon.
      ~ Amen :Y

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