Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. Proverbs 3:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
It takes time and experience to trust in the Lord, it does not happen all at once.
It has taken many decades and trials and tribulations to learn to trust in the Lord in every aspect of my life.
Now, I do not make decisions but rather trust in the Lord for His divine guidance.
Of course there will be times of testing when the Lord see’s how good of a student I am in what He has taught me. Sometimes I still fail but that is okay.
Do you remember when you were in school?
Did you pass every test that was given to you?
Of course not.
That is not bad it just means you have not learned the lesson good enough so it must be taught to you again.
So too it is with the Lord. When you admit your failure, apologize for it and am willing to learn from it Jehovah forgives you and proceeds to teach the lesson again. It will not happen the same way because then you are ready for it and that is not trust.
“Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence.” St. Augustine of Hippo
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for blessing me with the patience and forgiveness when my faith in You was weak. Thank You that You have slowly and with forbearance strengthen my trust in You. I exalt Thee in the name of He who trusted You all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.