Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lean Not On Your Own Understanding (repost)



Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; ~ Proverbs 3:5


I've been thinking about this verse a lot.   

You see, I'm a bit of a control freak.  I like things to go the way I think they should.  The way I expect them too.  And I get more than a little flustered when they don't.  When I'm faced with something I don't feel I can control, I tend to get discouraged and doubt whether I am up to the challenge at all.  As a matter of fact - when that happens it's entirely possible that I might even talk myself into just walking away from that particular mountain rather than risk failing to climb it.  

This aspect of my personality makes trusting God and His Word - really leaning on Him and relying on Him - a bit of a challenge.  When I'm faced with something that challenges or scares me, my first thought is almost always along the lines of "I can't do that! It's impossible"

I was pondering all of this in the car the other day when this thought occurred to me:  


When you find yourself thinking "I can't do this!"; God is right beside you whispering, "You're right - you can't... but I can.

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. ~ Philippians 4:13

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on
 me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9

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9 comments:

  1. That's a favorite verse around our house! I loved reading your thoughts on it and can relate as I'm a bit of a control freak too. God's been working on that part of me for awhile now. :) I'm glad I linked up next to you at Soli Deo Gloria!

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  2. Trusting God is a lifelong process! Your Proverbs 3:5 verse and 6 have got me through many situations...thanks for the Scripture boost today...visiting from SDG!

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    1. It certainly is! Thankful God doesn't frustrated by the fact that I am a slow learner and keeps working on me!

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  3. Thanks for this, Beckey! I needed this reminder!

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    1. All the praise goes to God. I'm just glad he was able to use the words to reach you where you are! Thank you for reading!

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  4. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are right. I can do all things though Jesus who strengthens me because even when I am weak, then He is strong.

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    1. When we are weak, that enables us to get ourselves out of the way and let His strength shine through. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.

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  5. With God, yes you can! There are times we face the wall and we stop in our tracks. When all else fails, - - find another way! I had to do that this week when my computer died.

    Thank you for your entry at “Tell Me a Story.” I have been off line due to computer failure and virus problems, but my husband gave me a different computer so I am back on line – just lost a bunch of stuff including all my e-mail addresses..
    Please return Monday around 5:00PM PST when the new week will be open for your story at: http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh my goodness Hazel! I am glad everything worked out to get you back online quickly!

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