January 8

A God You Can 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 make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

As God’s people, we are expected to trust Him! Sometimes that sounds like an easy task, other times it seems completely daunting to me! “How can I trust you Lord? How do you really know how much this means to me or how difficult this is for me?” I get stuck in my own head and spend many sleepless nights. I rely on my own understanding and forget that the God of the Universe knows infinitely more than I ever can. I forget my God has promised whenever I put my life into His hands, He won’t drop me on my head (Psalm 31:5 MSG).

First, I have to surrender all my understanding and knowledge. I get to be willing to trust Him! When I surrender all my best thinking and trust He has all power and He desires all things to work for His glory and purposes, then I can rest assured. As it is written in the Contemporary English Version, “With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow” Proverbs 3:5-6. As I let go of my understanding, He always comes through with any situation, at the perfect moment, with the perfect solution to my hurt or dilemma. He fights for me and, indeed, makes all my ways straight!

Prayer for today: Dear Lord Jesus, may all at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church truly know Your trustworthiness. You are our Rock, our Shield, and our Fortress. You are our Creator who created all we are, and all we have. You are our Father, our Good Shepherd and our Savior. Thank You, Lord, that You are so generous and patient and loving. Thank You, Lord, for who You are. Thank You, Lord, for Your direction of our church’s path. Thank You, for Your direction of my path as I surrender to your plans for me. Amen

Personal Prayer: “Lord, I want to please You! What do You want me to do to help make the dreams of our church come true?”