August 3, 2023

Direction

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”—Proverbs 3:5–6

We naturally tend to trust ourselves, depending on our resources and the things we can touch and see. But the Bible reminds us that serving God means doing the opposite. We are to realize that everything depends on Him, yield everything, and totally trust Him.

We need to practice this process every day. When do we need to realize that everything depends on God? When we are confident and when we lack confidence; when we feel capable and when we feel helpless; when we have experience and when we have no experience at all; when we face problems and when there don’t seem to be any problems; when we feel pressure and when we feel no pressure at all; when we feel strong and when we feel weak.

The Bible teaches that God looks for people who trust Him in every situation—people who pray and commit everything to Him, who listen to His voice and seek His will, who always follow the leading of the Spirit, who have learned to seek His will and wait on Him, who have submitted every aspect about their lives to Him…every thought and feeling, every plan and desire, every problem and project…everything.

Seek to trust God in every situation you face. Despite what other people tell you, despite your feelings, don’t depend on your “own understanding.” Acknowledge Him in everything you do. Depend on Him.

Reflection Question: What is the most pressing issue you’re dealing with right now?

Prayer
Father, I commit these issues to You: ________. I seek Your answers and direction. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Proverbs 3


Prayer
Father, I commit these issues to You: ________. I seek Your answers and direction. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Proverbs 3