“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].”
Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP
If we KNOW, ACKNOWLEDGE, and RECOGNIZE the Lord in all of our ways – we follow THE WAY.
When you trust the Lord with your heart – the core of who you are, it will be inevitable that you will find yourself on the right path.
It all begins with TRUST.
Even Jesus had to trust the Father, as He prayed “not my will, but Your will be done”. His relationship with the Father was founded in Love, and therefore He knew the outcome of His willful surrender was in trustworthy Hands.
I heard the Lord say this morning, “Trust that your heart is held precious in My Hands.”
We are not even semi-precious stones, we are precious – valuable, of great worth, price, costly. We are beloved and dear to our Lord. We are costly, and of great value to Him, for we have been bought at the highest price of His very life. Just as the physical heart gives life for the human existence, so the spiritual heart beats just the same. Without a healthy heart we have low quality of life, and most often a shortened life; which applies to the physical and spiritual. But when we give our heart to the Lord, He understands how it was created and cares for it more than we could ever know. He promises long life and salvation when we trust Him.
This may seem like one of the most elementary truths to follow, however none of us are above the need to check in – how much are we dependent and RELIANT upon He who is faithful? By not remaining childlike in this area, this is how we actually veer off the paths of righteousness. ￼
Friend, you are precious, your heart is precious in His hands. Trust Him completely as He is the one who has given you those desires in your heart. Let Him fulfill you by clearing the paths before you, leaning upon the Beloved is when the crooked ways become straight. Let the Lord do the work.
“Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters, That spreads out its roots by the river; And will not fear the heat when it comes; But its leaves will be green and moist. And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought Nor stop bearing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 AMP
“It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man.” Psalms 118:8 NKJV
“Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God, and you will dwell in the land, feasting on his faithfulness. Find your delight and true pleasure in Yahweh, and he will give you what you desire the most. Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way, you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly!”
Psalms 37:3-5 TPT