DEVOTION: Learning to Trust

    May 31, 2020 | Books of the Bible | Proverbs by Chuck Bounds

    Proverbs 3:5-8 
    “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. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” (NKJV)

    When I was a kid, we went on some great family vacation trips. My dad always planned out every detail. Several weeks before a trip, he would get out the map box, pull out a map of each state through which we would travel, and then pick and highlight a route on each map that led to our destination.

    When we hit the road, my dad would periodically pass a map back to me and ask me to find where we were on the map and tell him what the next landmark would be. For a third-grader, reading a road map wasn’t always easy. Half the time I had no clue where we were on the map. But my dad, who had a lot of travel experience, had memorized the route and had everything under control. He knew my understanding of maps was limited. He was teaching me to read a map, but more than that he showed me how to trust the one who knew where we were going.

    I didn’t worry then about my poor map-reading abilities. All I had to do was trust my dad and enjoy the vacation. My dad had everything else handled.


    • Do you find yourself worrying about the direction of your life? Do you know that your heavenly Father has everything already handled (Rom. 8:28)?


    • Pray for God to teach you how to trust in Him with all your heart. 
    • Ask God to forgive you when you worry about life circumstances (Phil. 4:6-7)