Proverbs 3

By Pastor Jeff

I don’t think it’s an accident that during our blogging sessions during the month of August that I was given Proverbs 3. When I read Proverbs 3 it’s not very long before verses 5-6 seem to speak volumes to me. I can honestly say that lately God has been teaching me about trust and

This has truly been a rough season in my life, as my family and I have began to endure things we have never been thru before. First would be the graduation of our oldest son. Next is the moving of our oldest son off to college in a few days. Trust me, this has been a particularly uneasy time
for both Maresha and myself. During this time we have leaned on this verse like never before.

I truly believe that by us putting our faith and trust in the Lord He will show us the way. The truth is the way (God’s way for Ty’s life) has been different than what we would have wanted or even chosen. Our plan was for our son, Ty, to stay close to home and play football at a local university, but God’s plan for his life was and is still far greater than anything we ever expected or wanted.  God ALWAYS knows best. So in a few short days we will make the long journey to Dallas as we prepare for Ty to start this new chapter in his life playing football at SAGU in Waxahachie. I have to say our ways are not His ways.  His ways are always perfect and for that I am eternally grateful.

Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on
your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you
which path to take.”

1. Trust in the Lord with all your heart
What do we mean by trust? To trust someone is to have confidence in them. I guess you could say it’s to believe that they, whomever that might be, has your best interests in mind. God wants us to believe and to have a firm confidence in His intentions and that He has our best interests in mind.

2. Do not lean on your understanding
Part of total trust in life is not leaning on our understanding. To trust in the Lord with all your heart is to not trust in your own understanding. Let me ask you a question. Are you living in a place of total trust in the Lord, or are you trusting in ourselves a little bit more than you trust in God?

3. In all your ways acknowledge God
In every situation, we should acknowledge that God is Lord over our life. In other words we have to come to the realization that we must live our lives with the recognition that God matters the most.