“Trusting Him From the Bottom of Your Heart”

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by Dona Hake

Proverbs 3:5 (The Message)

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.

Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;

he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.

I am very sure that if you are truly honest with yourself you would admit that there may be times that you try to figure things out on your own.  At a very young age even little ones begin to want to do things their own way regardless of how they have been told the right way is.    In an age of much information it is very easy to turn and trust the information that is all around us.   I believe that God wants us to seek to use our minds as we purpose to fill it with good things.  Knowledge is good but be careful that you turn to Him that He can help you rightfully sort through your thoughts and what you are to do specifically in a matter that you may be facing.  Here is another translation of Proverbs 3:5:

Proverbs 3:5 (GNT)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

Never rely on what you think you know.”

God desires that we trust Him in every area of our lives.  He desires that we keep our focus upward to Him so that we can discern when our thoughts are opposing His voice desiring to speak to us from deep within.  The voice of the mind can get way too loud especially if you are in trouble.   Many times we can overlook the fact that God may be seeing our situation in an entirely different way and it would do us good to throw everything into reverse, be quiet and consult with Him. I think the most common mistake we can make is only turning to Him with  difficult matters .  Remember…He cares about every detail of your life!  Today I encourage you to learn of Him and lean on Him in every area of your life!