“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 (KJV)
We are all familiar with this saying printed on the back of our money. “In God We Trust” should signal something special to those who read these words. America adopted this slogan in 1956. I expect this phrase was to be the bedrock of our faith and the pillar of our society. Can you imagine hearing this phrase echo through our country? After years of conflict and war, the people shout with assurance, we no longer trust a King or any man-made government. In God We Trust! I can only think how exciting it was to hear we, as a nation, trust in God.
Solomon teaches not only should we trust in God, but we should not depend on our own understanding. We need not tell the Lord what to do, but we should simply trust His decisions and actions. In today’s world, trust is difficult to have and maintain. I am sure many have trusted others only to discover their trust was misplaced. We have trusted people, government leaders, and even ourselves. Trust is a costly commodity, and we must continually evaluate where we place our trust. In the Scriptures, the word trust means “to be sure of, to depend on.” We must place our trust in the Lord God. Your day to day experiences require trust in the Lord, for He alone can do what is right for all His children.
In Jeremiah, we are told He (God) has a plan for our lives, and that plan will give us hope. We must trust Him whenever we are exposed to trials and tribulations. We must rest in Him and look to Him for help, hope, and peace. Trust the Lord with all your heart!
Let us observe this Psalm of David as he encourages trust in our God: “Trust in the LORD, and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.” Psalm 37:3-6 (KJV)
Notice these incredible promises from the psalmist. As we trust in the Lord, delight in the Lord, and do good, He will cause our righteousness to spring forth, and we will walk in the blessings of trusting the Lord. Whatever comes your way today, simply trust our Lord to bring you through and cause you to experience victory.
Blessings to all!
Bishop Eric A. Lambert, Jr.
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