Trust in the Lord.
You mean trust in my own strength, right?
No, trust in the Lord.
But I know what I want.
So does God.
In fact, He knows best.
He wants your best, sees your future, and will bring all things into fruition if you trust.
Trust in Him, not in yourself.
With all of your heart.
All of me?
Even that corner that wants to do things my own way?
Trust in the Lord with ALL of your heart.
And lean not on your own understanding.
I cannot trust my own understanding of my very own life?
But I know me better than God.
God created the mind with which you think.
He created your heart that beats, producing life.
He understands you more than you understand yourself.
So lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him.
All my ways?
Even when I want to go my own way, because I feel it’s best?
When I want to go down pity’s path?
When I want to follow my sour mood to worry’s house?
Yes. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him.
And He will direct your paths.
Well, I do want Him to direct my paths.
When God directs my paths, He brings His perfect peace.
When I follow my own path, not trusting in Him, worry and dread are my companions.
But when I trust in the Lord with my whole heart, and trust not in my own way, God will walk with me and peace will be my companion.
Remind yourself how faithful God has always been to you.
And begin again, trusting Him every step of the way.