Reflection: You can always trust Proverbs to state the matter plainly: God is all-wise and all-knowing—and all good, for that matter. We, on the other hand, are not. So who will have the best read of a situation? Even though I should know better by now, I still want to trust myself to work things out on my own.
But Proverbs declares that there are no exceptions: we are to trust God with all, and not just part of, our hearts. We’re not here to utter platitudes about God being in control, but to stake our lives on that conviction. And, moreover, recognise that God doesn’t just get a say in what we do, but gets the deciding vote.
These are the habits of trust that take a lifetime to grow—and groan, if you’re anything like me—into. But there’s a payoff: God will himself direct our paths. So what might you need to give over to God today?
Prayer: Gracious Father, Help me trust in you more and more each day, and assist me to discern your will. Please direct my paths so that I walk the road that leads to life. Amen.