Growing up, we did fundraisers for our school basketball team to help pay for the equipment. Children are the best fundraisers because they don’t understand economics. An adult told us, “The student who raises $500 for the school will get this free keychain.” Trusting, 12-year-old me said, “Wow, this is such a great deal!”
It’s not only kids who are gullible. Sometimes, adults are too. If we let our naivety get the better of us, we’ll choose to trust unreliable sources and end up with a bad deal dressed up as a great deal.
Proverbs 3:5-6 states that we should trust in the Lord and not lean on our own understanding. Do we consult God? Or do we just dive in head first? If we do the latter, we might sell ourselves short and be like that 12-year-old me, believing that it is a great deal.
God wants you to include him in every decision, relationship, choice, aspect, and problem in your life. He wants to help you get through it with a smile at the end. God will never forsake you or lead you astray. He never scams you, unlike some people in this world.
So, the answer to the question, “Who do I trust?”, is a simple one. It is God. And the more you trust him, the more you’ll find yourself asking why you had to ask that question in the first place.
Heavenly Father, thank you for forgiving me when I do not trust you and rely on my own understanding instead. Help me to trust you more and more each day. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Go Deeper — Write down Proverbs 3:5-6 and tape it to your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder that you want to entrust every decision you make to God, seeking to do his will and not your own or someone else's.
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