“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
One word appears twice in these verses that makes the difference in how we apply them to our walk with the Lord. Just three letters, but so much is found within the word…All.
It is often joked that all simply means all.
If the whole quantity or extent is not included, it simply is not all.
A part is not all.
Within these familiar verses, this word is linked to two different aspects of our lives with a possessive pronoun in between which makes them personal to us.
“…with all thine heart…”
Partial trust is not really trust at all.
Where there is doubt, there is not trust.
Do we trust Him completely?
“In all thy ways…”
Partial recognition will only lead to confusion.
We cannot be directed by the Lord if we are doing the navigating.
Are we yielding to Him completely?
When we seek Him in everything, we will see Him do more than we could ever imagine.
“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
He may send you on a journey you never planned to go on.
Trust that He orders every situation and every step you take.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
He may deliver something completely unexpected.
Trust Him to provide what you need.
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
He may cross your paths with someone just when He knows you both need it.
Trust Him to give you who you need.
“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”
With “all thine heart” and “In all thy ways”…trust Him completely today.
2 Chronicles 5-6 | 1 Timothy 1
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