When things are going well its easy to trust, it’s when things seem to go very wrong that your trust is put to the test.have been tested on this through the past few years. For those who don’t know of my painful years they consist of ill-health, PVFS, my parents deaths, within 5 months of each other job losses and my husbands depression. So coping was difficult and at times seemed impossible. There is no just talking the talk in Gods school you have to know it to walk it, as painful as it maybe. But the good thing is when you learn to trust you have an anchor in the middle of the storm and a peace that passes all understanding. It doesn’t mean you have an easier time you still have those days that are dark and difficult and full of doubts but you don’t stay there. Today as I ponder on my future plans, I am reminded of this scripture again and His wonderful promise “He shall direct my path.”
“These verses get to the core of Christian living. Can you trust the Lord fully? “With all your heart” means with everything. No matter what comes good, bad or indifferent; no matter what the pain or suffering; no matter what the trial or disappointment, can you trust the Lord wholeheartedly? The alternative is to lean on your own understanding, which is to interpret everything from your perspective.
You need to remember this; God loves you, and His promise is that in all things He is working together for your good. You have to trust Him for that. Dont lean on your own understanding and trust your own interpretation.
Consider the life of Job, He lost all his children, possessions, health, and his wife and friends failed him. But after all Jobs questions and suffering, when he finally encounters God, he can only say, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. Therefore I repent”. It all came down to simply trusting God and His goodness.
Don’t lean on your own interpretation of the things that go on in life. Always trust the Lord. In everything acknowledge Him. He’ll open up a path you never even expected. This is His promise.”
(John MacAurthur’s notes on Prov3:5.6)