“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
I can tell you this. I have spent a whole lot of time trying to lean on my own understanding in my life. I’ve also tried leaning on the Lord, and trusting Him even when my eyes and my mind can’t make sense of what is going on in my life or around me, and I never regret the time I spend acknowledging Him. I used to think this verse meant that if I prayed and acknowledged God in my messes, it would make everything work out exactly like I wanted it to. I know that’s not true now, but I also know that He is a way-maker. I’ve seen him show up in the most dire and dark circumstances to make a way from hopelessness to hope, from darkness to light, from fear to peace.
Lord, help me to continue to acknowledge you in all my moments, so that whatever I’m facing can be eclipsed by Your deep love for me.