Friday, March 20
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6
One of my favorite verses has always been Proverbs 3:5-6. I have found it has been very meaningful to me throughout the different seasons of life. But recently I have appreciated the verse even more due to difficult experiences. I have always liked this verse because it reminds me that God is always doing things behind the scenes.
I just went through a transitional period in life (I just graduated from college) and I could not (and cannot still) see how God wanted my life to progress; what route my life was going to take. And this bothered me. I like to know what's ahead so that I can plan for it! But if I just trust him, he will work everything out for me, which is what this verse promises. He will make the path in front of me appear straight. And I can look straight ahead at him as I walk through life.
Along with that verse, there is a song that has stood out to me that always gives me joy no matter what I'm experiencing. I have called it my "bread and butter" song, even though that may not be the appropriate use of that expression. But I consider it my go-to worship song. The song is called "Blessed be your Name", and I love it because it is about blessing God no matter the circumstances. Through the best of life and the lowest points we experience, God's name is always blessed. I can rejoice amidst suffering, and I can praise Him for His goodness. Both the song and the Proverbs verse have given me something to set my eyes upon and hope in on a daily basis.
God, I pray that you remind us of your worthiness, that your name is blessed in whatever circumstances we are experiencing, and that you give us faith to trust you. Amen