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Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Going through the storms of life can be difficult for anyone. But to the Christian, that storm is no longer raging out of control. Today’s verses teach us to trust in the Lord rather than our own hearts. What makes absolutely no sense to us makes perfect sense to God. He has seen the future and is working things out to reach that goal. What’s even better for the Christian is that God always has our best interest in heart. He would never put us through something that we can’t handle!
What produces that trust in God? It’s seeing how He has helped you through all those difficult storms of life along the way. Each one builds on your foundation of trust in Him … The stronger the foundation, the deeper the trust. Look at the last part of verse 6 – … and he shall direct thy paths. When you accept the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is at the helm of your ship and you are allowing Him to control the rudder, then you can be assured that He will direct your path!
Even through the raging seas, Jesus is still at the helm and He will still bring you through the storms of your life. He will never leave you nor forsake you!
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.