Text: Pro. 3:5-6
According to Martin Luther. “Faith is a living confidence in God’s grace. It is so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times”.
God is looking for believers who will trust Him with their lives just as Abraham trusted God even to the point of offering his only son as a sacrifice. But today we find difficulty in complying to what God expects or tells us to do primarily because what He asks of us do not align with our logic or imagination.
Many profess to believe in God but simply believing in God is not good enough. We are to have faith and trust in Him. David, a man after God’s heart, trusted God and would always seek God’s face before doing anything. A similar attitude is required of us.
We often demonstrate implicit trust in our everyday living such as trusting in the prescription and diagnosis of doctors. We trust in the drugs dispensed to us by a pharmacist we have never met. We trust and use drugs we are given without questioning their judgment. However we find it difficult to replicate such trust in God.
The problem is thinking we know better than God. Despite being encouraged not to lean on our own understanding (Pro. 3:5), we still do the same. The alternative to leaning on our own understanding is to lean on God’s truth. Pro 3:6 tells us to acknowledge God but it place a big emphasis in doing so in all our ways. All our ways include asking for His direction like when we are travelling etc.
The assumption that God only cares about our service in church or to Him and not about our carnal lives makes us lean on our own understanding and hinders us from trusting God. To assume that our lives is divided into the secular and spiritual deprives us of implicit trust in God. God is concerned with every aspect of our lives from the food we eat, to the movies we watch even the friends we keep. He is interested in everything.
Not until our plans look dead will God’s resurrection power begin to operate in our lives in greater measure. Pro 16:3 puts it to us as “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans”.