Listen carefully to my wisdom; take to heart what I can teach you. You’ll treasure its sweetness deep within; you’ll give it bold expression in your speech. To make sure your foundation is trust in God, I’m laying it all out right now just for you. I’m giving you thirty sterling principles— tested guidelines to live by. Believe me—these are truths that work, and will keep you accountable to those who sent you. Proverbs 22:17-21 Message
As I read these verses, I was drawn to the phrase, ‘To make sure your foundation is trust in God’ and realized the value of those words. You see, you cannot be sure footed on a crumbling or uneven foundation. But a solid foundation, well that keeps you sure footed, walking with your head up and a look of confidence on your face.
I hear the Lord whispering to me, “You can trust in the path I’ve laid out for you because it’s built on a solid Rock. You’ve chosen to faithfully trust me, to keep your eyes focused on Me and choosing not to lose grip upon My hand. Your steps are sure because your trust is pure.”
It’s taken years of storms and struggles to learn that I can always find safety in the place I stand. Wrapped in His strong arms and sheltered under the tower of His strength. My God, in Him I trust.
I love the definition of the word, trust; reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
Trust is the confidence that God will keep me because I’m forever His. It’s the assurance that I won’t always be picked on, persecuted or harassed. It’s knowing that Daddy has my back and will come to my rescue in my time of greatest need. It’s the knowledge that there’s no weapon big enough to take me out, God will always show up just in time.
Keep your footing today. If things get a bit murky, stand still until the ground hardens and you can step out of where you are. Keep holding onto your trust no matter what.