SCRIPTURE THOUGHT: Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord, with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all our ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct our paths.
Trusting in the Lord is not always as easy as it sounds (or reads) in the scripture above. When it comes to handling our personal matters that sometimes can be overwhelming, we often rely on our own intellect and independence to help us through whatever battle or difficult decision we face.
However, this approach tends to lead to a lot of stress, anxiety, depression, and in some cases, suicide when our independence against God and our inability to trust in the Lord, doesn’t work in our favor. Our stubbornness and unwillingness to trust God and let Him (along with the influence of the Holy Ghost) guide us through whatever situation that arises, can make matters worse than what they were at their initial start.
It is imperative that we learn to trust in Him even when we can’t trace Him. Trusting in our own intuition may lead us down the wrong path that the Lord hadn’t purposed for us to go. God has a plan and purpose for all of us and has already carved out the path He wants us take even when it may not appear all that pleasant.
Nevertheless, the Lord’s plan and His will for our lives is far more greater than our own and will eventually land us in a better position than what we thought we would be in life and in Him. So trust in Him. You will be surprised to find out how much control you will have over your life by giving God control over it.