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Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

Proverbs 3:5-6 is such a well-known passage. Sometimes I wonder, though, if we're so familiar with it that we kind of take it for granted. You know, we use it out of routine. We say it, we quote it, we recite. But how much time do we spend thinking it through and considering it?

So spend a few minutes today taking a fresh look at Proverbs 3:5-6. How can you put them into practice (or how are you)? How has God demonstrated these verses to you? Tami W.

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I have this passage posted in a couple of places in my home. It gives me comfort that I don't have to make those difficult decisions. He has made them for me; I ask for Him to reveal His will in everything.

Yes, I think I take this for granted too much. Its a wonderful verse and I love it but my trust is not always there. I seem to like to make my own paths straight too often and yet I know I can't really do it. My heart is there but my action is not always there. I need wisdom to live the christian life. Maybe I tend to keep some of my ways to myself instead of trusting God for all of them.

The sad and glad times we can't always control but we can choose to trust in Jesus .Yet are we trusting God with all or just as much as we can muster.When Jesus shows us as He did disciple Peter that He knows what love and faith we have we may hear the rooster crow, that is when we need to see Jesus' unfailing Love restoring us so we can love Him, praise Him and so feed His sheep

I have been struggling on and off with this very thought for close to a month now. As my walk with God becomes stronger I find the times I trust in him are longer. I find often I release my fears and worries in him and trust fully, only to find that within a milisecond I have taken away my trust and tried to do things my way. The good thing is my way never works out and i shift back to trusting in him and that i find emense comfort when I put all my trust in him.

For me, trusting in Him completely and not leaning on my own understanding also entails being able to recognize and discern His voice beyond the others that would disguise themselves as His--the wolves in sheep's clothing, if you will. There are constantly voices and influences in our hearts (often different for different people) that masquerade as God, and try to get us to make foolish, often rash, decisions.

This, for me, is where verse six comes into play. If I will acknowledge Him, be faithful and patient to wait for His sure, unmistakable leading, He will provide the light that's needed for the next step.

I have these verses highlighted in my bible. But I really didn't know it was widely known as you say Tami!

Anyway, about a month ago I felt God was speaking to me. Now, I'm very fearful of saying such because it may be US not God. So I trusted in Him with what I heard from Him. I couldn't explain it and it was a bit unclear. I also wasn't sure I wanted to believe it. For me it was like this, you have seeked me since this move (to a different church), I see how uncomfortable you are but stay there, for I will bless you. I feel uncomfortable at this church I'm at because it is not where I grew up. My family & I have faced issues with people there also. But last week we had a prophet come and preach. I never met him before & he is part of my church's organization in another state. He confirmed what God spoke to me. I've been trusting God and the clear confirmation was this "when you are in an uncomfortable place/situation you seek God more for comfort making you completely dependent of Him in everything." that was what I could not explain.

Now, although I have other burdens in my life and in church, I now know and am confidant that this is where the Lord wants me. I trust in Him and He has been faithful. I might not truly understand why here but he does and to me, that's all that matters. :)

Emily - How can a "prophet" confirm God spoke to you unless God told the "prophet" that He spoke specifically to you? Jesus warned of false prophets; be careful and pray for guidance to know the difference between what is real and what isn't.

I really struggle alot with trust. That is the very first word in these verses. I think that in order to trust we must first look at God in a way that we don't look at people. As I reflect over the years God has been faithful and has even answered prayer in ways that is very unexplainable. God has never let me down, wait maybe. God has not lied, taken advanage of me or even turned His back on me. So does that make God trustworthy and creditble. The answer is yes. But now there's another issue with trust at hand. Do people treat me the same way that God does--the answer is no. When at times I see God the way others treat me than it is hard for me to trust God. But if I continue to remember what God has done for me than that makes it easier to trust God. I believe that the first issue at hand is Trust and not compare. I tell others that God and people are not anything alike and you cannot compare them. Here's why God will never let you down and people will. Trust God first.

I've been running ahead of God.... trying to make decisions, trying to do what I think is right. I do trust God, but sometimes I think I need to help Him along. Then I feel foolish when I remember that God is in control-not me. When I turn my problems over to Him he blesses me with His Grace and peace.

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