Peace Comes From 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
Human beings have a voracious appetite for trying to figure things out in order to gain a sense of mastery over their lives.
But the world presents you with an endless series of problems. As soon as you master one set, another pops up to challenge you. The relief you had anticipated is short-lived. Soon your mind is gearing up again: searching for understanding (mastery) instead of seeking God (your Master).
The wisest of all men, Solomon, could never think his way through to Peace. His vast understanding resulted in feelings of futility, rather than in fulfillment. Finally, he lost his way and succumbed to the will of his wives by worshiping idols.
Understanding will never bring you Peace. That’s why God instructed us to trust in Him, not in our understanding.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 5:1
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. — 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Walk with God along paths of trust. The most direct route between point A and point B on our life-journey is the path of unwavering trust in Him.
When our faith falters, we choose a trail that meanders and takes us well out of our way. We may get to point B eventually, but would have lost precious time and energy.
As soon as you realize you have wandered from your trust-path, look to God and declare, “I trust You, Jesus.” This affirmation and mindset will help you get back on track.
The farther you roam along paths of unbelief, the harder it is to remember that God is with you. Anxious thoughts branch off in all directions, taking you farther and farther from awareness of His Presence.
You need to voice your trust in God frequently. This simple act of faith will keep you walking along straight paths with Him. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and He will make your paths straight.
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. — Isaiah 26:4
The Bible tells us not to rely on our own ways of thinking. We can’t see what God sees. We don’t know what He knows. His ways are higher than ours. Our job is to trust Him even when we don’t understand.
Dear Lord God, I put my trust in you. I do not lean on my own understanding, I acknowledge you in all my ways and you will make my path straight. Help me to avoid distractions, and to stay strong and focused with unwavering trust. I will trust in you forever. Now may the Lord of peace give me peace at all times and in every way. The Lord is with me.
In Jesus Name I pray. Amen