“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). The tendency of our human nature is to figure it out ourselves; but, like a traveler who does not follow the map, we end up at the wrong place in frustration. Again we read from Proverbs, this time in 21:2, “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes …” Our Father knows that we, like sheep, tend to choose the wrong paths, and there are other voices to pull us toward and into them. That is why He says in John 10:4, “And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” In Psalm 37:5, we are told to “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” Turn those distractions, anxieties, burdens, worries, apprehensions, and troubles over to Him, and walk in His peace (see 1 Peter 5:7 and John 14:27). His plan is “to give you a future and a hope”, or as the King James Version says, “an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11). Yes, following His path and His word is the way to life, satisfaction, peace, and His presence. Remember, His concern and love for you is so great that He even numbers the very hairs of your head, (see Luke 12:7).
Doing It On My Own
-By Rose Hill
I tried everything I knew to try,
But to continue on this path I surely might die.
What I should have done from the very start,
Was to trust the Lord with all my heart.
For God knows my need and he really cares,
He even took time to count my hairs.
A troubled heart is not for me,
Jesus said afraid I should not be.
In the world there is much fear,
But Jesus promised to be near.
He gave to me a peace that is real,
His peace now in my heart I feel.