A Challenge to Trust God: A Devotional from Proverbs 3:5-6

Challenge to trust God
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Challenge to trust God.

Have you ever been in a situation that made it hard to trust? Perhaps you were facing an uncertain future, or maybe you were unsure about the outcome of something. Whatever the cause, trusting in God can provide clarity and reassurance during these challenging times.

The Bible speaks directly to this issue in Proverbs 3:5-6, which tells us, 

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” 

This passage reminds us that no matter what our situation may look like from an outside perspective, we can always rely on God’s perfect understanding of it and His plan for our lives. Whether we are facing an unpredictable future or unsure of the outcomes of our current situation, leaning into the Lord is a sure way to find clarity and assurance.

Trusting in the Lord is key to finding peace in moments of doubt or uncertainty. By submitting ourselves entirely to Him, we can rest assured that He will bring clarity to whatever situation we face. But taking this step requires courage; it means sacrificing some of our plans and comfort zones so we can rely entirely on Him as our source of hope. 

If you’re looking for ways to build more trust in God during uncertain times, consider these three action steps:

1) Pray regularly – Regular prayer helps build your faith by providing a direct channel through which you can connect with the Lord and seek guidance and reassurance that He is working all things together for good.

2) Read Scripture – Filling your spirit with the truth in Scripture gives you strength and assurance when temptations arise. It also keeps you grounded so that you don’t go too far off course when facing hard decisions or trying times.

3) Spend time alone with God – Make time each day or week where you turn off distractions and spend time being still before Him. During this quiet time, ask Him questions about things you’re struggling with or uncertain about, then sit back and listen for His response—you might be surprised at what comes up!

It takes courage to take a leap of faith. It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do because it means letting go of control! But faith means entrusting everything to God and allowing Him to work out His plans for our lives. By following these action steps and keeping close communication with the Lord through prayer, scripture reading, and spending time alone with him, trusting becomes easier—and it will become second nature before long! Have courage today, knowing that no matter what uncertainty may come your way, tomorrow will be brighter because you chose to trust Him!

Trust is essential if we are going to realize true freedom – both spiritually and emotionally – throughout any given season in life. Even when situations change or don’t turn out as expected, So today, let us embrace Proverbs 3:5-6 by choosing to trust the Lord with all that we have and following wherever He leads us – even if it looks nothing like what we expect!

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Todd Hukill

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