A familiar verse, one we like to quote a lot, but even less often do we live it:
Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.”
Trust. Sounds so simple, but how much do we really trust God? I was reading a commentary tonight that hit me really hard, it brought me to tears because I often don’t live this way. Trust demands a response from the entire being, the entire person. It means we must humbly set aside our human understanding and and with our whole heart, our whole being, trust God. The difference here
is contrasted between the understanding that comes as a result of treasuring wisdom, and the wisdom that comes from our own understanding, which “undermines faith.”
“Acknowledge” of God has a different understanding than you may realize. “The verb is ‘know him,’ and it reflects the intimate experience of a personal relationship. The sequence of the lines may also suggest their communication of a promise: by trusting him fully you will know him […] When obedient faith is present, the Lord will guide the believer along life’s paths in spite of difficulties and hindrances…” (Expositors Bible Commentary: Proverbs).
Trust is a call for total commitment. There is no middle ground, you either trust God, or you do not. Will you choose trust today?