Pastor Rachel Morehouse
“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.
I think in today’s culture truly trusting in God with all of our hearts can be difficult. We have constant access to information, to opinions. There was an article written that claims the internet has changed our brains. We have 24/7 access to near limitless information and it’s actually making us worse at remembering things. Our brains are primed to think about the internet as soon as we start trying to recall the answer to a tough trivia question or information we can’t remember. It has in a way become a mental crutch. There are times this information is definitely a benefit and there are times that it gets us sidetracked and off course.
I love how in Proverbs this verse applies today now more than ever. What or who do you look to for answers in your life?
This passage starts with the word “trust”, which is defined in the dictionary as, 1. “Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” 2. “Dependance on something.”
My favorite is the Hebrew definition of this word which is, batach. This means, be confident, to be bold, make secure, to feel safe, and to literally throw your cares at someone.
This has changed this verse for me from dependance on someone in a way that says i’m too weak to do it myself, to a bold confidence that says, My God has my back, it doesn’t matter what I see i throw my cares at His feet and He will direct me!
During this fast a friend of mine had a job offer they went and interviewed for, they also have been fasting. This job was a slight step back from their current position but decided it never hurts to try. As this person sat in the interview with a very powerful person in this company the entire interview changed midway through and he said, what if I offered you an executive position? As I have been talking to you I think what I originally was going to offer isn’t enough. God was directing this person’s path!
As we come to final days of our fast would you spend some time checking your trust levels? Where is your trust? Is it in your job? Your spouse? Maybe in your skills? That can all change in an instant. But God is never changing, always faithful. That’s the best place your trust can be.
Prayer for today.
Help me to see the areas where I need to put my trust fully in You, and give me wisdom on how to do that. When I start to waiver or lose my trust, bring it to my attention so my focus is always on You. I thank You that You have said that if I am bold and confident in You that You will direct my paths. I acknowledge You today and place my trust you in You.