“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.”
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?