Trust in the Lord with all your heart

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

What does it mean to trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding? It means that we completely trust God with all that is in us, that we rely not on anything that we can do on our own strength, and that we give all of the strength we possess, both physically and mentally, to the will of the Holy Spirit. Then God can fullfill his perfect will through us and bring glory to himself. We do not seek our own gain but desire GOD to receive all the glory. We get to enjoy what GOD does for himself.

To lean not on our own understanding means we are not seeking to figure the problem out logically. This is not ours to do. If GOD is truly the center of our lives, we live for him and him alone. Do we really believe that he lives? Then we should also believe that we can trust him with all our hearts. The result is the blessing of GOD falling on the obedient vessle, the vessle that was used to fullfill GOD’S perfect will.

“In all your ways acknowledge him” – this is to fear GOD in all we do. To fear the Lord is to be wise. We should fear GOD when we get up in the morning, we should fear GOD when we start to talk, think, eat, listen, and act. When we are around people we should fear GOD. This keeps us wise, and most importantly keeps us from sinning (Proverbs 1:7; Exodus 20:20).

Heres the blessing: “HE WILL MAKE YOUR PATHS STRAIGHT.” Why? Because they are no longer our paths but his. Since he is perfect, he can’t have any fault in him. So the paths must lead to fullfilling his work, his perfect will, in and through the life he has given.

What is you path like today?

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87 Responses to Trust in the Lord with all your heart

  1. ESTHER ASARE says:

    i love lord

    • RIGO says:

      AMEN SISTER, AMEN!

      • Anonymous says:

        Hi, I know this is not recent and your brothers death was years ago, but tonight I’m trying to right a bible study on trusting God through all times and circomstances.. Through the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m not sure how things have turned out for you or if God has helped you through this time but I would just like to remind you that God is faithful, and that he is working in your life but you have to accept him and trust him even if what is happening doesn’t make any since. We see life through glasses, God sees life through binoculars. I hope that helped you. <3 (:

  2. VELMA ANDERSON says:

    I LOST MY BROTHER THIS WEEK DUE TO COMPLICATIONS OF HEART SURGERY. HE WAS PRONOUNCED BRAIN DEAD THE NEXT DAY WHEN THE NEUROLOGIST COULD GET NO RESPONSE. I KEEP TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHY SUCH A GOOD PERSON WOULD DIE. HE WAS LAUGHING AND JOKING AROUND AT HOME BUT IN FOUR DAYS HE WAS GONE. I LOST MY BEST FRIEND AND I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY. I HAVE TO KEEP REPEATING “TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING”

    • Rhonda says:

      I just read the post about your brother and I know it has been some time since his passing. I just wanted to say I hope all is well with you and I am praying for you. I have a younger sister that is ill-end stage renal disease and diabetic. She is facing dialysis and hopefully a kidney transplant. I ry not to think too much if I would lose her and I just keep say this verse over and over in my head….”trust in the Lord”. I hope it helped you it is very comforting to me. God bless you.

    • RIGO says:

      VELMA, I AM SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS. I am sorry that I am just replying to you. SA

    • steve says:

      sorry velma, i’ve never lost anyone close to me so i cant imagine what thats like.
      as you said lean on the lord and not on your own understanding.
      remember we will see all our brothers and sisters in christ when we get to heaven

    • Dana P. says:

      Miss Velma. My name is Dana. I know it’s been three years, but I just read this for the first time, and I am wondering how you are doing??

  3. As i go through your profound revelation from the Lord i am touched without any resistance from within me. You are really doing a great job for the Lord and i beleive you are in His perfect will and purpose according to what He created you for in this world.
    How i pray that one day in His miracurous working He enables you to visit just to share this great revelation as there is power in impartation. We serve under “Endtime Harvest & Discipleship Church” based in Bungoma Kenya East Africa.

    I pray that this finds you in that first love for Jesus.
    Your loving brother,
    Leonard.

  4. Alicia Deloach says:

    This scripture is so important to me right now and probably to millions around the world. I guess the only difference between me and most of them, I am using it daily to get over this crisis we are facing with unemployment. Like so many of us, this crises has changed our whole way of being. We are losing homes, families are falling apart, jobs are being lost and we never would have thought we would be in such a dire crises as we are facing today.
    We have to understand the scripture above and that is Trust in the Lord with all thine (my) heart and lean not to thine (my) own understanding. It appears that the Lord has turned his back on us, when in fact he havent. We have turned our backs on him. We have forgotten how to trust in him. I have learned and relearning how to believe that this trial and tribulations that I am facing is going to get better. God’s blessing is so much better than what any man, job can give me. Its not easy when it apprears that we are alone, but we have to believe that the Lord will direct my path. Its hard sometimes, but we (I) have to believe its all to make me stronger.

    • Caroline says:

      For the past four years, my husband and I have lived without employment. But our good Lord has been faithful for we have never lacked. Even when our business went down in 2008 and we had to sell it for almost free, we trusted Him. It was not easy especially when bills knock every month, with two kids, a sick mother and school fees.Every time I am down I comfort myself with Matthew 6:31-34. Do not worry. We are more important than the birds or anything on earth. God loves us and He shall supply all our needs. God bless you.

      • Anonymous says:

        God led me to this post for a reason. I trust God at all times, but your message was more than enough to tell myself that I will hold on to Gods unchanging hands.

  5. lisa says:

    Love this post………..it says it all!

  6. Anna says:

    Thank you for sharing your stuggles, it allows us all to take a step back from our own problems and also look around the world and what’s happening outside our own homes….

    Lord be with us all… and I am really trying ..with all my heart, to be lead in his wanted direction…

  7. Ly Syin says:

    I was revising a post on my blog about trusting God and researching the verse and I came across your blog. Thank you for the encouragement.

  8. mjharvell says:

    It is awesome what God does for us – especially when we get out of the way!

  9. Wanita Ismail says:

    Praise the Lord this is my favourite verse in the bible I have seen the marvelous power of this promise in my life. Truly I tell you my friends if we only but yet just take our focus of our circumstance and place it on God he will surely direct our paths surely I love verse much it is a very personal favourite of my thanks for this blog I love it helped alot of my friends as I shared it with them too. God is so awesome

  10. Anonymous says:

    love alicia’s post, so encouraging!

  11. Grace and Peace,

    In 1987 I was diagnosis with Lou Gherig disease. My hands were often twisted and my back bent. In 1989 I was head from this graved disease. I lived Provebs THE 3RD Chapter. I compared it to a race. The strategy for surviving any trial or test is to come to the starting line trusting God for who he is before what He is capable of doing, Second, is while we are running this race, there are so many distractions, we must began to acknowledge God for his goodness and Third we must be forever confident that outcome of all this will be good. It is His will to keep us straight by taking His path. Yet while the path doesn’t always look promising, it is the end results of His perfect will. For two years I read and quoted those verses to myself declaring God’s direction over my life. I pulled them from the pages of the book and they became the pages of my heart. Today I decree unto you, that if we call uupon the name of the Lord, we will always be safe. Proverbs 3: rested my emotions and allowed me to trusted God indefinetly for something that was not in my control but in His.

    Pastor Mickie

    • Anonymous says:

      Pastor Mickie,
      Thank you for your post has it has encouraged me tremendously. Your acknowledgement of trust in God is insurmountably encourageing to me during your stated health trials. My heart was touched by the obvious stength and courage God has imparted upon you as you acknowledge him for all of your needs. I really need Gods comfort as a mother whos son has undergone surgery for bone cancer in the sternum (chondrosarcoma). God has blessed me with a wonderful son (Ben, 24 years old) who had the upper sternum completely removed. I have have been challenged to grow in the srength and comfort of the lord as I know he is good and will care for Ben and you. Please let me know how you are doing. I pray all will go well with you as God overcomes any of our obstacles, directs our paths and continues to care for us and heal any abnormalities. In Christ

      Carol

  12. Teresa says:

    Someone shared this page with me. I was in need of the word….I recently lost my Mom and seems that when your at your lowest time the devil will kick you. Be encouraged and God Bless. Teresa

  13. prayerwarrior says:

    In God I Trust
    I Pray for Prayers for Your Finances Blessing from Heaven. Only God in Heaven can Do, Bless Mine Hubby, Son & I. & rest of mine Family’s. Bless Finances Blessing from God, for each family That Live on Same road I Live on, I Pray for the ones who do not know Jesus as Their Saver, Will get saved in the Blood of Jesus Christ. I Do pray In Jesus Name, For Young Children’s, Teens, Young Adults. That live on the same rode I Live on, For Peace, Love, Joy, & Learn To Forgive there Self, & Others In Jesus Name… I Pray For Each School Age To stay In school, In Jesus Christ Name… I Do love U Jesus Christ in heaven What You is going Do, Bless You Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus Christ name I Pray. Father In heaven you Get All the Praise & Glory, & Honor Amen. Praise God.
    God Bless Jews. & USA. In God I trust
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5, 6… “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:15
    Pray For Israel & Jews… Bless Pray For Israel & Jews, Pray for US
    Pray For World Homeless Families. & Please Pray For Homeless Women to… In The Name of Jesus Christ & all There health Problem In The Name Of Jesus Christ
    Please Pray for Street Bullies In The Name Of Jesus Christ & Pray For Schools Prays for President Obama and Wife, & Children’s and his new administration. Your efforts will work powerfully in our nation.
    I’M RAYING FOR YOU AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND ME
    Prayer for families is the very foundation that keeps a family unit together. Have you heard the phrase “A family that prays together stays together”? The concept is true – a family that has their focus on praying to the Lord Jesus Christ has a foundation that may be shaken at times, but it will withstand all that comes against them.
    Prayers for Justice and Peace
    You Have Got To Pray & Walk In Love! Encourager When You Think Of Me…Pray For Me!
    I am thinking about you right now…so I am praying for you.
    You Be Encouraged…Everything Will Be Alright…You Are In The Master’s Hands And All Is Well.
    Just trust God, Have Faith, and do it His Way. In Jesus Name
    “We Got to Pray Just to Make It Today” Iron Sharpens Iron: We Got to Pray Just to Make It Today. n Jesus Christ Name
    Proverbs 3:5-6 (King James Version)
    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

  14. joe says:

    Well, I found out about 30 min ago that my dad lost his job. I’m looking to this verse and knowing that it’s true. God’s gonna lead my family out of this storm and I’m going to praise him! He’s all I need and all I’ll ever need. Please pray for my family.

  15. Deborah A. Connor-Ware says:

    I lost my husband do to brain injury and he had massive stroke,that left him like vegetable, for about 16 months I was standing on the word of GOD. He could not talk, walk,nothing for 16 month, but I believe in heart when I will go to see him, he understand me. Because when it first happen the doctor said he wouldn’t live past 30 days because of injury, BUT look at GOD 16 months My kid and I prayed but It was not God will,I think God was just try to prepare me and my children for lost of husband
    I praise GOD for His love and Kindness to my family and me. my husband also had kidney failer, all organ has failed But God saw fet that I could pick the day my husband want home with the LORD. He was on life support the hold time. He has dailysis six day a week, but we had to Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding’ Knowing our life in God hands.

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  17. My studying the following verses in the Bible and I outstand my class mates and fellow. I thank God for lifting me up to to a better place in future.

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

    What does it mean to trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding? It means that we completely trust God with all that is in us, that we rely not on anything that we can do on our own strength, and that we give all of the strength we possess, both physically and mentally, to the will of the Holy Spirit. Then God can fullfill his perfect will through us and bring glory to himself. We do not seek our own gain but desire GOD to receive all the glory. We get to enjoy what GOD does for himself.

  19. prayerwarrior says:

    Please Pray For Street Bullies & Schools. In The Name Of Jesus Christ. Please Pray for People that been attack by Witch Craft In The name of Jesus Christ. Pray for Enemies… If any of you are having trouble, pray. If you are happy, sing psalms. (James 5:13) Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28) That is why we are not discouraged. Though outwardly we are wearing out inwardly we are renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)
    King James Bible

  20. Alicia Deloach says:

    Seems like this scripture needs returning to because it is a wonderful scripture. Sitting here working the midnight shift, and playing around on the computer, I typed in my name to see what would happened and I ran across this posting. WOW is all I can say. We serve a AWESOME GOD. I just want to tell my fellow believers to STAY ENCOURAGED. Continue to put your trust in our heavenly Father. The words I see above gives me so much hope – Keep Stirring up the Gift of GOD.. Keep the fire going.

    • RIGO says:

      Alicia, God Bless you! We are going to continue to do the will of the Father to Glorify His NAME. God Bless. THANK for the encouragement.

      RIGO,
      ACTS 20:24

  21. Soph says:

    AMEN :) GOD IS GOOD

  22. Deborah says:

    I wanted to read on trust in the Lord with all your heart because of some challenge in life. But forgot the reference, so taught of searching online. The Holy Spirit lead me to this page. I have been ministered to more than I can explain. The Lord be praised and magnified (Amen)

  23. Rhonda says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Going through some rought times. My husband lost his job. My do believe that God has a plan, I trust him with all my heart! I love God!

  24. tavioyi says:

    Thank you for the encouragement!

  25. anne says:

    Praise God for the encouragement of His Word and the ability to encourage others.
    My struggles seem pathetic in the light of what i read on these pages, but nontheless real.
    I am a nervous traveller about to fly across the world to see family. The Holy Spirit has prompted me with this verse which i have read and quoted to myself (and others) often. It still seemed academic so i googled it!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now it can soak in!!! and become real to me.
    Thank you everyone for your comments no matter how old in time they are, the Word of God is alive and i am encouraged, challenged, humbled and blessed.
    God’s will be done.

  26. Nanette says:

    This is truly amazing. I was looking up this scripture to put in a letter to encourage someone and I ran across everyone’s message. I will pray for everyone on this page, if two or more shall agree it shall be done. I recently recieved the victory over breast cancer and I recited this and and many other scriptures over my life and gave praise to God, daily! I am in 100% remission! It is so important Christians that we not worry and live in God’s daily mercy and grace. All will work out. Be blessed!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Thank you God for blessing me with this web page

  28. M says:

    I need to learn to trust in God completely, knowing He is in control and that all things work together for His glory.

  29. Sarah says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on these verse…it has touched my heart. I pray that God will strengthen me and increase my faith in Him. I pray to fully trust in Him with all my heart. This i pray in Jesus name. Amen.

  30. Mmatlou says:

    Trust in the Lord and lean not on your owm understanding.I love this verse because it makes me to realise the love of God in my life. It means don’t need to understand but to have faith in the Lord the Bible says He will guide us. God will take care of you only/ the day you start to know Him as your absolute meaning the day you start to know that everything is your life has failed and He is the only one who can help, I am telling you my friend that He will start to work through you. But is You still have other places as you second option, I am telling You the lord will just look at You waiting for You to come back to Your position. Know Your position and keep His commandment.

  31. Dwayne says:

    This conformation that God is ministering to me. I’ve been praying for guidance. I’m experiencing some trying times in my marraige, in my finances, unemployment and myself. i broke down before the Lord seeking him for help. Turning everything over to him that concerns me. It’s too heavy for me to carry anymore so I’ve surrendered it all over to him. About 5 this moring I was kind of sleep but not really. I heard a voice as gentle as a whisper in the wind say.” Trust in the lord with all your heart, in all your ways acknowldge him and he shall direct your paths” After reading this I realize god was guiding me to him to focus on and not my circumstances. I immediately began to praise and thank him. Thank you Lord for recieving me! and thank God for this break down of what it means to trust him. Thank you Jesus!

  32. Melissa says:

    God said He will give us wisdom liberally if we just ask in faith. So we first need to trust God’s Word and ask God. Just ask in faith and He will give us Godly Wisdom! <3

  33. michelley says:

    Lord I offer my life to you, everything I’ve been through…use it for your glory Lord

  34. boris dibi says:

    how wonderful your life become; when you meet GOD in your life: GOD changed my life,He gave to my life a new face,to my body a new White cloth,to my soul a new happyness and to my heart a treasure that is holy blood of JESUS CHRIST.I am so proud to feel him close to me in my everyday life.PRAISE THE LORD.

  35. denise says:

    God has strengthened me so much over the years. He has worked in me and my husbands life. We are going through alot of trouble in our jobs. People are gossiping and my husband could get fired. I believe in God. He is the most high God and he will get us through this. Everything in life is a testing. We just have to put our trust in God. Lord, you give me hope. Without you we are nothing. Thank you Lord.

  36. racella says:

    keep up the posts!!

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  38. EVANS says:

    Praise be to God for our lives..I cn imagine wat u r really feeln..God s ever knowing..i lost my brother 2 wen we were small..i was the elder..i luved him soo much..bt i keep tell myselv God knows better..nad even till now i still av challenges in batallions..even as i type these words..i urgently nid to pay my fees for my last semeter or my enrollment wl b cancelled and i cnt graduate..bt I av prayed and put my hope n trust in GOD alone..i Knw He is Here wth me..He wl help me..i wl include u in my daily prayer..God richly blz u..

  39. octavio says:

    Thank You God ! :)

  40. ron says:

    where the spirit of the lord is there is freedom

  41. Anonymous says:

    Hello my brothers and sisters in Christ,

    Whatever you do don’t let go of God’s word. No matter what you hear, see or feel. If you have asked God for it believe. It may not come when you want, but it will be right on time.

    I remind all of you as I remind myself the devil is a liar. Jesus said he has been since the beginning. Stand strong in the whole armor of God! Hold up that shield of faith, strike him down with God’s word or the sword of the spirit.

    Brothers and sisters it might not feel good right now, but remember your steps are ordered by God. He knows exactly what you are going through. Trust Him, Trust Him, Trust Him!

    He has not left us or forsaken us. He promised he never would. The day will soon come when none of this will matter anymore. We will rule and reign with Christ forever!

  42. Michael Springfield says:

    Hello my brothers and sisters in Christ,

    Whatever you do don’t let go of God’s word. No matter what you hear, see or feel. If you have asked God for it believe. It may not come when you want, but it will be right on time.

    I remind all of you as I remind myself the devil is a liar. Jesus said he has been since the beginning. Stand strong in the whole armor of God! Hold up that shield of faith, strike him down with God’s word or the sword of the spirit.

    Brothers and sisters it might not feel good right now, but remember your steps are ordered by God. He knows exactly what you are going through. Trust Him, Trust Him, Trust Him!

    He has not left us or forsaken us. He promised he never would. The day will soon come when none of this will matter anymore. We will rule and reign with Christ forever!

  43. sakaraia koroiniulevu says:

    I think it is very important to keep on trusting the Lord and not on our own,we must keep on praising God in the mist of our problem

  44. Michelle Stacy says:

    This message, Proverb 3:5-6, warmed my heart and soul yesterday and I feel like I need to learn to live by this message. I hope and pray that God can help me do it, as I feel so small and insignificant thes days. The man that I promised to love, honor and cherish is hurting my heart so badly and I am begging God for the ability to forgive him.

    I love the idea of letting God take over to “straighten my path”, as I feel like I have screwed up so badly and believed in the wrong people and my path is so very crooked.

    Peace in my heart – and kids – is what I pray for so badly. Please straighten my path Lord!

    Thank you and thank everyone for the messages of hope!!!

  45. Tim says:

    Please pray for my wife. She’s struggling with her faith and thinking about leaving me. I know God brought us together, but I didn’t see this coming. On top of that, I’m struggling to learn a new business. Between the stress at work and home, it can be overwhelming. I feel challenged to put this verse into practice. It doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m trying to trust Him.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Dears I was just roming around the net seeking what to encourage me. I am facing what i call may be abuse ?
    A pastor in church keeps comanding me to his wishes regardless of if i would like it or not. He will make sure he looks for me in the service and get me and then have me drive him around regardless of what my time table is using my car. This sunday i got realy peaced off, he made me wait for 1hr for him after the service, then drive him to his home and to his places where he wanted to visit. I had my plans and time table which i couldnt do because of that. I spent a lot of fuel driving him around and he doesnt compensate. I was realy angry because i did that outside my will. I have prayed about this matter, the bible says keep peace with everyone ,, I love the church but i am angry that i want to leave.
    The scripture of trust in the Lord comes to me and i think i am doing that, is this realy the will of God?

  47. Mary Bennett says:

    On May 6, 2005 my world changed in the blink of an eye. I received a call at work that my husband of 41 years was in a motorcycle accident. It was so hard to believe because I had just spoke with him about an hour or two before. He was hit from behind by a 18 wheeler. Everything was a blurr from about 2 that day for the next 7 days. He actually squeezed my hand on Sunday which was Mothers day, he also was able to squeeze his kids hand and his mothers but later in the week we were told he was brain dead. I often wondered what I did that was so awful that God took my world away from me. My kids lost their dad and the grandkids lost their papa. Some times I still have a difficult time. I know it has been 6 years ( a little over) but that does not make the pain any less. I keep this verse in my heart and I know the Lord is there for me and my family. Thank you for letting me read some of your post. I am so sorry for all your loss and heartaches. We just need to stay strong in our Lord knowing that he has the perfect plan.

    • Anonymous says:

      So glad to read of your faith in God! Indeed the Lord is with you and your family. I’m so happy to realize after reading your post, that not only has God watched over each one of you, but that God himself, blessed your husband with such a loving Christian wife. While I’m sorry to read of your loss, I’m happy for your husband, as he is now with the Lord. I pray that you continue to walk with the Lord, continue to recieve the blessings of strength, faith and love, God is Always with us.

  48. blessedone says:

    By reading everyone’s entry it is amazing that so many people love this passage of the Bible. I here it in my mind daily when I am going through and things seem tough for me and my husband, he was in an accident on his birthday 3 months ago totaled his car, he has a case of glacoma, hasn’t worked in three months, we pay our rent every month few day past time they took us to court, they want to evict us, But I keep hearing trust in the Lord with all of thine heart and learn not to thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy path. All we have is the word of God to stand on, the word says stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. May God bless his children this Holiday season.
    Blessedone

  49. Joseph says:

    Very powerful message, God should be involved in all our doings, we should invite Him to our situations because of the gift of free will that He gave us!

  50. Joseph says:

    Awesome message from God!

  51. solomon says:

    I would like to share this testimony with everyone.
    As a believer in the LORD JESUS CHRIST and a born again Christian; one of the most important lesson that the HOLY SPIRIT taught me is to PUT ALL my TRUST in the LORD.
    All means my EVERYTHING.
    From my daily living, health, finance, family, work, future, food, bills etc. etc.
    I put ALL my trust in HIM. HE is in control. At the same time, I have to be obedient to His words and will. When I do those things, my life is at peace. So much peace that I cannot explain. It is the inner peace and comfort that the world cannot give me.
    Mathew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    1 Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

    Whatever happen to me that I thought are not favorable, GOD will turned them around to my advantage.
    Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

    If I’m lost on the road or motorway, I don’t doubt or get angry anymore because GOD will turn that around to my advantage according to HIS purpose. Whatever I’m going to do in a day, I’ll make sure that I follow HIS plan.

    Friends, we all have to trust HIM. We have to have patient and wait for HIM to speak to us, and things to happen in HIS timing and not ours. Read the Bible and pray. Put ALL our trust in HIM. Do not doubt our GOD.

    Most morning when I wake up for my morning prayer and Bible study, all I say in my prayer is;

    LORD, I thank YOU that you are in control of everything about me and my family. I give you honor and glory in JESUS Mighty name, my LORD and my Savior. Amen!

    We have to put all our trust in HIM. Allow HIM to control your life. Have faith in HIM. Do not doubt. Be confidence. Trust and Obey HIM.
    Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

  52. Tom Sheltraw says:

    Great article–this touched my heart. Sometimes it is easy to take our eyes off of God and keep them on our problems. Thanks for the post:-)
    Tom

  53. Mercy says:

    This is my favourite vase in the Bible. It streghthens my faith in God and comforts me whenever I have a problem along with doubts. May God bless you for your work.

  54. CYNTHIA says:

    This page has been so instrumental to me in reminding me to take nothing for granite. All we are are and all we have belongs to GOD. When we trust GOD totally, we are not giving to HIM, we are returning to HIM all that belongs to HIM. THANK YOU DEAR LORD FOR ALL.

    CYNTHIA

  55. JOSE says:

    human intelect is limited to natural things we dot understand how a being can have life and also we do not understand why we die.but i will say something everything that happens for the glory of God even wars, we might not understand it but thats the way it is. we are all born with a clock in our heart and its beats are counted and the day we day its written since we come to this world.God’s thinking is above anything in the universe and he is the higher judge no one can judge him for anything.even 10 minutes of live we should be thankfull because is not this life that matters but after we phisically disappear, the after life.remember what jesus just to say that there is a beast trying to devour us and is the one who create chaos in the world, the bible called hum the PRINCE OF THIS WORLD(Satan)and that if you want to live and better life here in this world go away from his lies because if you listen to his word there it comes sin and with sin comes all king of human suffering(sickness, and death).you choose.thank you for reading GOD BLESS YOU

  56. Anonymous says:

    I have seen that now adays peoples knowledge is increasing , but so is their stress and on the other hand they are not happy. The day that you admit that you cant do it God will do it through you.

  57. pst samuel says:

    Comforting, encouraging, delivering and healing word!

  58. Teauna says:

    I was up worried about college and how I’m going to pay for it. I’ve been praying for scholarships, but time is running out. I was wondering if I should apply for loans. I came across this article and that scripture just reassured me. All I have to do is trust in the Lord, and trust Him with all my heart. I know he shall guide me in the direction I need to go. He will make my paths straight. Whatever may happen I will thank Him and rejoice, for I know that His will shall be done, and I accpet His will.

  59. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much for the message

  60. Dianna says:

    If we are ro stop trying to Figure things out
    Logically, why did God bless us and equip is (some of us) with logic? Im not trying to be funny, i actually want to know. I get that God wants us to use our heads and not just have an absent-mindedness about us, but where, what, and how is the balance achieved?

  61. daniel says:

    daniel (Ghana): this sxposition is exceptional. it has really blessed my life. God bless the writer(s).

  62. I will officially end my job on 12.28.12. I just received a letter from our HR this afternoon. They decided to cut me off just like that without any explanation and justification. And guess what? It is going to be my 27th birthday on Friday! Devastating isnt it? For someone of little faith in Him, It really gonna be a major blow. But for me it was no surprise. I knew it was coming. The Holy Spirit has been telling me about this. The Lord has shown me all the signs I can get to prepare me emotionally. It is His WILL I know. I cried my heart out as a form of surrender. I cried so He would know that I need Him more than ever because I am weak if I don’t surrender to His comforting arms. Like a 2 year old kid running to his father because somebodyd did her wrong. He is all that I need to surpass this test of faith. This passage in the bible is one of those that I always go back to for reassurance. I ask for Gods forgiveness everytime I cant help but question the events that are happening in my life. God is so good that even after doubting Him and questioning Him, He still enlightens me and takes me back to His loving arms. I know His perfect plan for me is now taking place. It was just this month that I renewed my faith in Him and let Him take full control in my life and only days after my acceptance, He already performed his miracles and blessed me right away. I was satisfied and contented to believe that my turning back to Him was His early birthday gift to me. Now my good Lord is testing me. But I know He wont give me what I cant bear. I know He will give me something He knows I deserve. Who knows? Only GOD knows!

    “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

  63. Ogoo kenpaul says:

    I love this topic and i want to leen more about it thanks

  64. Anonymous says:

    Yes. It is so true. We have been given life from God. We live on God’s earth that He created. We eat the food that God made and drink the water that God made. We get everything from God therefore there is no reason for any of us not to trust God. How can we not trust our provider when He just continues to Bless us and love us? Just let go and let God have His wonderful way. Your troubles will vanish and your dark moments will all turn into bright moments that you won’t want to end. Trusting in God is the only way to get through.

  65. Kelechi Esty Benjamin says:

    Trusting in God alsso means total dependent in God who has the Authority to do all things. Believe not on ur own strength rather rely on His Supremacy of doing things.

  66. lindsayruthy@gmail.com says:

    Hope that I can do this.

  67. benigno says:

    I am so lost right now…… separated from my wife of 16 years, my kids hate me, lost my job, dont even know where to get my next meal….. gambled my last money and lost. the woman im having an affair with suddenly left ….im a bonafide backslider.. i dunno…but this verse just came to me. perhaps when its all too dark and hollow, the that’s the time people tend to remember God…pls.pray for me…. thank you…i think ill just kill myself………… .(ben from philipines

    have mercy on me Lord….. a bruised reed you will not break, a smoldering wick you will not snuff out…NEED YOUR MERCY ….

  68. Victor says:

    This article really help me in prepairing my sermon

  69. Jr. Boman says:

    What exactly is trust?.. I’m 23yrs old and I still have no idea what that word truly means…And also even though God is perfect why must we fear him?..For isn’t god the creator who gave his only son to die on a cross for our sins?..Why should we fear a God who loves us unconditionally?..

  70. sheeba says:

    Hi I am Sheeba, this is my Testimony: All glory to Jesus Christ
    The Diagnosis
    In the design of God’s will, I suffer from GERD. My problem heightened in the last two years as I had considerable challenges with my breathing. Consulting a pulmonologist only resulted in being poorly medicated with no improvements to my health. I sought one doctor after another in the hope of finding relief. Finally an ENT doctor checked my voice box and vocal cord with a laryngoscope but came up empty with any conclusive solutions except more impotent medication.
    At last I turned to my Great Physician. The Lord promises to do what is impossible with men (Matthew 19.26) I said:
    O Lord my God, I am broken and empty. I am nothing before thy sight, but if you wish to use me I am available for you. Rabbi, my teacher, speak to me your words, you are the treasure of hidden wisdom and knowledge, fill this empty vessel with your living words and let me proclaim your Good News to all who are thirsty.
    As I started to read the Bible regularly, the Spirit of the Lord guided me in understanding His words with clarity. God was teaching me to know Him intimately through His words and prayer. In the following two month, I was given an opportunity to share His words at our church’s women’s ministry. I gladly agreed to serve the Lord. That evening I knelt and prayed to the Lord and told Him that I had difficulty breathing and could not speak continuously. How then was I to share His words with His people? I petitioned the Lord to reveal my problem. Within two days I consulted a Gastroenterologist. He performed an endoscopy as my frame had gotten thin and I had lost 10kgs. My medical reports confirmed that I had Esophageal Cancer. As my family stood in disarray at this shocking news, I thanked my Lord for revealing this problem to me. My heart rested content in the hope that my Lord would heal me, even as my family were unsettled in their hearts with the whole matter.
    Waiting on the Lord
    One month following my cancer diagnosis, I had a lot of follow up tests and scans done. This part of my life was filled with travel from one hospital to another; one test after another; one doctor after another. Finally a second opinion on my lab biopsy from Mumbai confirmed that I had cancer. My situation had gone from bad to worse. My breathing diminished and I was not able to swallow food. The doctors were concerned about my cancer’s rate of growth and worried that it may have spread to other parts of my esophagus.
    I was referred to a Radio Oncologist to provide radiation therapy to kill the cancer. Unfortunately in my case, the Radio Oncologist refused to treat me due to my young age and the long term side effects. I was sent to another Gastroenterologist to surgically remove my cancer. His assessment of my tumor made him helpless and he hesitated to operate given my tumor’s location and complexity in my throat. The cancer was situated at the center of my voice box, food and wind pipe. Any wrong move by the surgeon would mean drastic life-long problems. I stood to lose my voice. This doctor declared my surgery complicated and said only four doctors in the world were talented and trained to handle it. By the grace of my God, one of these surgeons – Dr. Reddy (Dr.R), lived in Hyderabad, India. Getting an appointment with this world renowned surgeon became my next challenge. It was in a race against time, as my life was at risk. Yet my God was in full control.
    The Promises of God Never Fail
    By the mercy of God, we got an appointment in few weeks’ time. I traveled from Bangalore to Hyderabad to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology and consulted Dr. R. He was a very pleasant and a humble man, down to earth and elderly like my father. He reviewed my report and assured me the surgery would be a simple one. In order to confirm the location of my tumor, he did a Narrow Band Endoscopy. All seemed well, or so I thought. After the results were evaluated, Dr. R seemed perplexed. As a guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School in the USA, and a man of several prestigious awards in his field, he was stunned at my case. In all his years of experience, he never saw a condition like mine, and therefore he did not want to operate without further consultation with another specialist in Japan – Dr.Ii. If he was not able to perform my surgery, I needed to travel to Japan to get it done. This meant that I needed to spend more than 25 laks in addition to all that I had already spent to treat this cancer.
    Dr. R was honest about my situation. There were three major complications in performing my surgery:
    • I might lose my voice permanently
    • Nothing can be done to stop the internal bleeding, as they had to operate through endoscopy. He was afraid that he lacked resources to treat me.
    • As they operate the inside of my throat, I might have a hole on the outside of my throat.
    As Dr.R laid out the details, the Lord spoke three powerful promises to me:
    • “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)
    • “Can I not give life to dry bones?” (Ezekiel 37:3-5)
    • “I have spoken; will I not bring it to pass?” (Isaiah 46:11)
    I was in the midst of a fierce storm, but the Lord was my Shelter and High Tower. The Lord alone was my Dwelling place; therefore, I closed my eyes and worshiped Him:
    O Lord my God, to you alone are all things possible. You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you.
    The Power of the Gospel on to Life
    Dr. R said he will consult Dr. Ii and let me know if he can operate with his guidance. My sister, husband and I went to our rooms. There we read the scripture and prayed. The Gospel of John (John 6.1-12) tells the instance of a large crowd following Jesus. Moved with compassion for the people Jesus asks his disciple Philip where to buy bread to feed them. Philip in all practicality weighs the cost at half a year’s wage to feed such a massive crowd. At this most overwhelming time Jesus performs a remarkable miracle. He feeds the multitude. I was reminded of my situation. The cost to Japan was more than 25 laks. Dr. R said he lacked the equipment to do the surgery in India. I realized that the Lord was testing my heart as He did Philip to see if I would believe Him. My God knew how He was going to heal me and treat me. I only had to believe in Him.
    Whom Shall I Fear
    The next morning, Dr. R agreed to perform the surgery with the help of Dr. Ii. The only condition was that I sign a High Risk form releasing the doctors from any responsibilities in the event I die during or after the surgery.
    Again the Lord spoke to my heart:
    From the ends of the earth I call to you,
    I call as my heart grows faint;
    lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
    For you have been my refuge,
    a strong tower against the foe. (Psalm 61:2-3)
    The Lord answered: “I have bought you for a price; I have engraved you in the palm of my hand; death cannot snatch you from my palm.”
    I attended the surgery and within an hour it was complete. However, there was more shocking news to come. While performing the first surgery, the doctors noticed the cancer to have spread and it had gone deep inside my esophagus. I needed to have radiation after the surgery
    The Lord Who Owns All My Ways
    The Lord would take me to another place of worship after my surgery. The next forty days, at the Baptist hospital, would also become my place of ministry. Forty days of intense radiation to my throat physically weakened me and I had to endure severe burning pain. This all happened two weeks after my surgery. However, it is here, that God would pour out of me the faith that He gave within my heart to speak of the great Hope that I have in His unfailing love. The Lord would refine my faith in a fire and use me to speak of His goodness in the midst of my trials. Since my Jesus suffered, I too was granted the privilege not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him. In my deepest of pain, the Lord showed me His great strength. He allowed me to walk amongst the lowly and downcast, to be a voice of comfort to the people whom He loves. Since Christ Jesus comforted me, this Lord is in the midst of the broken hearted, and has asked me to comfort others. I have come to bear witness to this great God of Glory. This is One and Only God who saves men from sin and death.
    I am a cancer survivor by the power of Jesus Christ and His grace. Do you want to know this Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour?
    Thank you for reading.
    God Bless You.

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