Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths smooth. Proverbs 3:5-6 GW
That word trust is defined; reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence, a person on whom or thing on which one relies; the obligation or responsibility imposted on a person in whom confidence or authority is placed.
AMPC version of this passage is; Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways, know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
We say we trust in God, even our money says it, but our hearts reflect worry, fear and uncertainty. Our actions or the direction we take also shows us what we trust in. Do you see that? That scripture is perfectly clear–we are not to rely on our own insight and understanding, but rather on His.
Even in this tumultuous time we live in, it’s clear those who trust in the Lord and those who incessantly listen to the news for their version of truth. He didn’t say it would be easy, but He said it would be worth it. But may I add this? You will only trust in who you have relationship with. If you don’t, you won’t.
It takes training your mind to think right thoughts about God and knowing His Word and His ways. It’s understanding who He is and that He has good plans for you. It’s knowing that God is God and there is no one else that can do it like He can. It’s taking the ‘my way’ out of the equation and trusting that regardless of what it looks like now, it’s going to be beautiful when it’s finished.
The road you’re on right now may be filled with rocks and holes, but do you hear that? God has a bulldozer on the way to clear your path so that where you’re walking right now will look a whole lot different if you’ll step out of the way and trust Him. It’s going to be seen by all so don’t fret, just trust Him. He is faithful, true and perfect in all of His ways! He is watching over you to keep an protect you. He’s your provider, healer and deliverer. Nothing is too hard for Him. It may not look like you pictured it, but it will be exactly what you need because He loves you!