Today's reading

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. –Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

December 5, 2023

Where's Your Trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. –Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Webster’s dictionary defines trust as “reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” Many place their trust in volatile things such as the stock market. Today, we’re up; tomorrow, we’re down, and in between those times—we worry. We trust in the price of crude oil, gold, or silver; the list is endless. But, in each case, the reliability is never secure. 

Here is a different definition of trust:
T-total
R-reliance
U-under
S-stressful
T-times

Trust issues are most evident during times of testing and trials. It’s easy to trust when everything is going our way, but what about those times when a problem remains unresolved, or the situation looks impossible? At such times, we discover just how much trust we truly have. God’s Word tells us to trust in the Lord with all of our hearts and to not lean on our own understanding. Stressful times will come and go, but we do not have to be shaken. Through our God, we can fight valiantly, and when the battle is over, we shall celebrate the victory. 

prayer focuses

Ask the Holy Spirit to help you learn to trust in Him with all of your heart.

Pray that when stressful times come, you can kick them to the curb and refuse to worry, abiding in the Lord’s strength.

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Brenda Beattie

Brenda Beattie is a retired letter carrier and an active Chaplain for the USPS. She and her husband retired to Bradenton because they loved their church, Bayside Community Church. She has self-published two books, "Finding Sacred Ground In The Daily Grind," and "The Case Of The Missing Letter." She is also a repeat author for "Chicken Soup For The Soul." Her articles appear monthly in the "Mountaineer," a postal publication. Her hearts desire is to encourage and to give hope.