Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight Prov. 3:5-6
Today’s Memory Verse is my son’s favorite verse. It is my husband’s favorite too. They came to these conclusions independently of one another; I think that is pretty cool. 🙂
In terms of our Family Mission and Values, this verse falls under the first value that we wrote: Above All, Love and Honor God. We feel like this is the place to start when setting your family on a path to follow God.
When we choose to trust the LORD and lean not on our own understanding, we are acknowledging that He is more than we are: more wise, more powerful and more good.
- Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable (Is 40:28). Because He is the Creator, the Designer, He is ultimately wise and His wisdom is so far and above us that we cannot understand it. If you cannot accept this, your pride is getting the better of you. If you can embrace this, there is peace.
- “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jer 32:27). God is all-powerful, omnipotent. He is able to accomplish all of His plans. He is more powerful than any evil. When events in the world seem to say that evil has gotten the upper hand, or when prayers seem to be unanswered, we must remember that He is not like us; He cannot be overpowered. His ways and means are inscrutable to us at times, but we can trust that He is in control.
- The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.” (Ex 34:6-7). The LORD is our covenant keeping God. He does what He says He will do – He is faithful and good. His love is continuous. He is merciful and forgiving to those who belong to Him.
Our Creator established the World by the breath of His mouth; and everything He made was very good (Gen 1:31). His Creation is a reflection of His goodness. Sin corrupted God’s Creation, including us. But God’s ultimate plan is wise, and powerful and good – His plan is Emmanuel, God with us, or Jesus.
God has come to live among a sinful people in order to demonstrate His love and faithfulness, His power over evil, and His wisdom and understanding. And as The Messiah was able to raise Himself up on the third day, so can He raise us up from sin and fear and doubt. Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matt 19:26).
Are you facing in “impossible situation”? Do you need to trust in God more? Tell me, where is your faith growing?
Britta~I am justAgirl…just like you!