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Posted On 05/06/2014


Proverbs 3:5
Grant shared a scripture last Sunday. He said everyone should read this one regularly and know it well. Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
I attended the funeral of a friend this week.  The service was very nice, it was more of a celebration of a life well lived.  I knew there would be a wide range of emotion that day, but the service reached deeper for me than I ever expected. As I sat there with tear stained eyes, among those who were grieving the loss of their loved one, I began to see the complicated tapestry of God’s plan laid out behind me.  If only I had seen it ahead of me years before. I could see that there really was purpose to the intertwining of various lives. I could see the paths that He likely wanted me to take…and I could see how they sat untouched because I ventured off course.  I could see ever so clearly how I should have, could have, would have….if only I had known.  I could see how things would be different today…if only.
If only what?  If only I had just trusted.  If only I had not only read the scripture above, but actually practiced it daily.  If only I had truly trusted God when things looked so bad I could hardly stand it.  If only I had not leaned on what I thought I knew, but only trusted on what His Word says. If only I had allowed Him to direct my paths.
If I had trusted I could have avoided the deep pains of regret, and the heavy load of consequence realized.  But I didn’t…so now what?  Do I carry this heavy load alone? Do I look back and shake my head…forever?  No.
I take the scripture above and I start today.  Today, Lord I trust You with all of my heart.  Today, Lord I will not lean on what I know, what I have done, what I see with my eyes.  I will acknowledge You, look to you, and trust You.  I know that You will direct my paths.  Today.

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