Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
Our third foundation verse is a verse that just about every Christian knows but one of the hardest verses to put into practice.
As Christians, we place so much emphasis on this word. We sing songs about this word. We read scripture about this word. We listen to messages based around this word – but for the life of me, it is one of the most difficult things to do!
Our sin nature kicks in and we try to take care of situations that arise by ourselves instead of trusting God.
I think a key to this verse is found in the last part of verse 5, “with all your heart”. Warren Weirsbe puts it this way:
We must trust Him with all our heart and obey Him in all our ways. That means total commitment to Him (Romans 12:1-2). The word translated “trust” in verse 5 means “to lie helpless, facedown.” It pictures a servant waiting for the master’s command in readiness to obey, or a defeated soldier yielding himself to the conquering general.
Are you anticipating God’s command for you and are you ready to obey?
TRUST! Small word; big implications in the life of a Christian!