“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. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil” (Proverbs 3:5-7, KJV).

Sometimes it’s challenging not to lean on our own understanding of our circumstances, both good and bad. We may often wonder why we received an opportunity, why we are in a tough situation or how a person could be mean towards us. However, in the midst of the storm or the sunshine we must remember to always put our trust in our Heavenly Father. We can always depend on Him and we can direct our questions, concerns, joys, thoughts, ANYTHING it is to Him. Remember in Isaiah God states “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9, NIV). I don’t know about you, but I can rejoice in that because Yahweh always has the exceedingly and abundantly in mind when it comes to His children. Your current situation may seem unclear to you right now, but remain steadfast and set your thoughts and affections on things above (Colossians 3:2). Trying to rely on our own understanding can lead to disappointment, but as Paul encourages, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things (Philippians 4:6-9, NIV). We can take everything to the Lord in prayer. He is the Good Shepherd; He knows His sheep (John 10:11-18). Be encouraged today and everyday. 💗

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