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. – Proverbs 3:5-6
There are a lot of things I don’t understand. Why do good people suffer? Why are my thoughts so often a runaway train of worries when what I’m supposed to do is surrender my thoughts to God?
Why does it sometimes seem like my life is a rat race? Make money, get stressed, make more money, seek help because of my stress, start to feel better, and then the hamster wheel continues?
When can I get off the hamster wheel? Is there relief? Even when I’m not working, I’m thinking about work. It is all consuming.
Jesus says to give it all to Him. To give our lives to Him because He gave His life for us.
I was talking to a little 4-year-old girl at church. She said she woke up at night and it was dark and she was afraid. But then she asked God to help and he did! Isn’t that the truth? Out of the mouths of babes. And it is that simple. When you are afraid, and you can’t sleep, and the world seems dark, you can simply ask God for help and He helps you.
Jesus asks us to trust Him. Why don’t we? Why do we insist on relying on our own understanding when so often we don’t really understand everything in the big picture? What if we took a break from trying to be right all the time and trying to solve all the problems of the world and got some rest? What would that look like? He does have a path for us. He knows the way well, and He understands everything.
We don’t have to worry about not having enough money. We don’t have to worry about not having enough time. We don’t have to worry about our work. If we acknowledge Him, He will direct us.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little direction for a change? What would that look like? Maybe we would be healthy. Maybe we would have more energy to do good work. Maybe we would have more money to give back. Maybe we would have peace. Maybe we would ask for help when we needed it. Maybe we could sleep and feel rested and energized the next day. Maybe we would have more love and less fear.
Lord, I pray You will give me the wisdom to let it all go and follow you. You know the path I’m supposed to be on and I accept that. I love You. Amen.