The Lord planted these words in my heart the other week, "Lean not on your own understanding". Of course since I often DO lean on my own understanding I immediately Googled these words because they sounded like Scripture to me. They come from the book of Proverbs and I thought the passage was beautiful and expresses how God wants us to totally trust Him and He will take care of everything:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
I think these words are especially helpful during these times. We live in an era during which the world has turned away from the Lord and the Lord is calling his people back to him. He is calling us nonstop at this point. We cannot "fix" the world but if we totally depend on the Lord he will make straight our paths despite what is going on around us. I truly believe that if we place all our trust in him nothing will stop us from reaching our destination. God will remove all the obstacles from our path. Miraculously, if that's what it takes.
And it just might take that.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We are all totally dependent on your goodness and mercy. Remove all fear from the hearts of your children and share with us your wisdom and understanding. Make straight our paths and help us to realize that trust is what you are asking of us during these dark times when sin has blinded humanity. Help us to abandon ourselves to your Divine Will. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen