Our Daily Elder Devotional: Trusting in the Lord

Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.

 

Today’s devotional comes from my heart.

 

Trusting in the Lord

 

Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 3:6 Or will direct your paths

What does it mean to trust in the Lord? First of all, “Lord” in the Old Testament means Yahweh, the Great I Am, God the Father, not the Lord Jesus.  Next, what is trust?  When I fly in a plane, I sit in my seat and enjoy the ride because trust that the pilot, co-pilot and crew will all do their part to get me to my destination safely.  I do not fret, or worry and waste all that energy.  When I get into an elevator, I press the floor’s button and trust that the mechanism will work and get me safely to the destination.  OK, I am well aware that some people do not exhibit that same trust of both of those situations, but my point is that we exhibit trust in our lives every day.  It might be just in the fact that although the world is spinning around it’s axis and also spinning around the Sun, we trust that we will not fall off the Earth in the process.  But these are earthly trusts that we have, all set in the time and space that we are in.  God on the other hand is in the Heavenly realm (the infinite realm) where God controls, sees and knows everything.  God asks us to put our trust in Him and not to put our trust in ourselves or our own strength.  I find it quite funny that some people trust themselves more than God.  We are frail human beings, finite creatures in knowledge and strength.  God is the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, all-knowing and all-powerful.  Which do you want to put your trust in?

 

Then there is that word that we humans hate…”submit”.  We want to be in charge, we want to control, we want to be submissive to no one!  Yet, when we think about it, if God is the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, all-knowing and all-powerful, wouldn’t God be the best one to trust with all our lives?

The Bible says:

 

Luke 12:27-28 New International Version (NIV)

27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!

The Hymn “Trust and Obey” is a very good source for wisdom in this matter.

 

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still
And with all who will trust and obey

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear
Can abide while we trust and obey

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey

Oh, Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey

 

And ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

Oh, for grace to trust You more!

 

Peace & Love,

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