“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 (NKJV)
The verses above have been life verses for me. They became my life source during a trying time. They have challenged me to trust God with all my heart, not just a part of it.
This is nice to read but incredibly challenging to live out. The kicker is to not lean on our own understanding. It is easy to follow God when we agree and understand everything, but what about the times when our circumstances are crushing? What about the times when we thought something would happen but it didn’t? Are we willing to trust Him fully, even when we don’t understand completely?
This is the true test of Jesus being the Lord of all. God is either Lord of all or not lord at all. A lord is the boss and complete ruler of his followers (or servants). When we ask Christ to be the Lord of our lives, we need to give up ownership of everything. We entrust our hopes, dreams, family and future into His hands.
As much as this sounds risky, just remember: God created the Heavens and earth. He holds the world in the palm of His hand. It is when we trade all we have that we gain all He has. We gain eternity with Him, peace in this life and hope in every situation life can throw at us.
Make God the Lord of all of your life and He will direct you to places you never thought possible.