Recent Encounter with Proverbs 3:5-8

Posted by on Oct 21, 2010 in Blog Posts | 3 comments

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.  Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.  It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” (ESV)

I had the necessity to camp out in these verses recently.  It had come to my attention that I had some trust issues with not just anyone, but with someone…God.

So, I sat down with a fresh journal page and made some notes.

“Trust” in the Hebrew, is a verb meaning to be confident in.  It expresses the feeling of safety and security that is felt when one can rely on something or someone else.  It is used to show trust in God.

With what am I to trust Him?  All my heart!  In the Hebrew, “heart” refers to the emotions but more often to the intellect (discernment).  For me, in order to do that, I must acknowledge Him.

That word for “acknowledge” means knowing Him experientially and relationally.  It’s not just knowing about Him, but truly knowing Him.  Where will I learn about Him?  In His Word then taking truths gleaned there and applying them to my life, circumstances, and situations.

I can trust Him to lead me, to not leave me, to love me, and provide for me.  I can trust Him with my husband and children.  I need not be afraid.  He is in control.

Do you trust Him with every aspect of your life?
How do you trust Him?
What are truths from His Word about Him that allow you to take refuge in Him during tough times?


  1. I enjoyed the post. I think this verse was one that came easily to me to commit to memory, maybe because I really needed it in my life.


  2. The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms. When I realized nothing in this world was holding my life together, I found that my God was holding me up. What security is found in trusting in Him alone.

  3. So glad to have you back, Amy – you’ve been in our prayers a lot this past month. We’ll keep it that way, too! Love you!! Linda C.

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