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.
(Prov 3:56 )
Many times many people use these scriptures for comfort and direction when they are perplexed about what God would have them do and then continue on in the way they are going and wonder why God doesn’t do something about their problems.
While it is good to want God to direct our paths, we need to look at this scripture and see if there is anything that we need to be doing for God to fulfill His Word.
Proverbs chapter three contains several conditional promises of God, and verses five and six are no exception. You are to do your part, then God can keep His promise.
The first condition is that we “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart”. Now most of you who read this have trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, but have you trusted God completely? So many of us treat God like a leaky rowboat or thin ice and we are afraid to trust Him with every area of our lives. We are afraid He will want us to give up something that we like, or that He will want us to do something we don't want to do.
The next condition is that we“lean not unto thine own understanding”. We fear and fret and try to figure our own way out. I wonder if God is thinking that when we stop worrying then He will work. Did you ever have someone ask you to do something for them and they keep trying to do it for themselves and you can`t do any-thing because they are in the way?
The last condition is “In all thy ways acknowledge him”. This extends our trust a little further by giving Him complete control of our whole lives. If He is going to direct our paths, He must have control over every thought, desire, attitude and action.
Do you meet the conditions?