The definition of Trust is “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Confidence; belief; belief; faith.”
God’s plan is for us to trust completely in Him for all of our needs. From a Christian perspective, the definition of trust means trusting God and nothing and no one else.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Trusting in the lies of the world may make us feel good for a time because it gives us false hope. From a Christian perspective, these false promises lead us away from truth and into sin. If the future feels uncertain right now, and worry keeps occupying too much room in your heart and mind, remember this: God is already in all of our tomorrows. He knows our way and has a plan. We can be assured it’s always the best way for us!
The Lord never says we must have life figured out on our own. He does asks us to trust Him, to recognize His leadership and Sovereignty in our lives. In this, He promises to make our pathways straight.
- Trust (be confident in, be bold, be secure)
- in the Lord with all your heart (seat of emotions, inclinations, mind, soul),
- and do not lean (trust, support)
- on your own understanding (discernment).
- In all your ways acknowledge Him (know, recognize),
- and He will make your paths straight (pleasing, right, smooth).
We may not always see what’s ahead, but He does and great power is gained from putting our trust in God, His power. It will open the door for us to be secure in Him, not in our circumstances, or in other people and not in ourselves.
He sees the big picture of our lives long before we do and will lead us. He brings clarity and light through foggy times. He knows what’s around the corner where we can’t see. His timing is perfect even when we feel like we’ve been forgotten. No matter how we feel or what our current situation may be, we can be confident that God’s Presence will go before us, straightening our paths, guiding and guarding our steps.
In our daily walk we must keep choosing trust. We must make a choice to let go of worry and tightly hold onto Him.