5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Prov 3:5-6
It is so easy to lean on our own understanding, so easy to look to ourselves for wisdom, direction and strength. I don’t know how it all works but somehow our human nature causes us to keep defaulting to ourselves. Trusting in God is something we need to cultivate everyday. And we are not to do it half-heartedly or reluctantly. “With all your heart” means total surrender to him. Total reliance on him. The last I checked “in all your ways” meant “in all your ways”.
We cannot hold on to certain compartments of our lives and say “I will trust God for this but I could never trust him for that” or “God will understand this, but he could never help me with that”. No! God wants all of us and he would like us to hand over all of us. God is interested in every detail of our lives and he would like us to trust him with it.
As we trust him, he show us which way we should go. He straightens our paths and gets us walking in the right direction. Remember that he is faithful and a promise like this is one you can expect him to fulfil. So I know it is risky to let go of control of your life and self-reliance and to allow God to take over, but it is well worth it. Put your trust in the right place today. Put it in God. Pray a prayer to that effect and allow him to lead your heart. God bless.