Welcome to His Encouragement Thursday! I don’t know about you, but Thursdays are my struggle day of the week. By Thursday, I have already been working hard at school and at home, and I just wish it would hurry up and be Friday already. LOL! I definitely need a little extra Jesus time on Thursdays.
Trisha, my blogger friend at Joy of Reading, and I decided on calling this post “His Encouragement” because our real source of peace, strength, and security can only come from Jesus Christ. He and He alone is our constant! We pray and hope that these Thursday posts become a real encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!
Today’s Thursday Encouragement comes from:
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
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.
In good times, trusting God is easy. When our wills match with His will, it’s easy to feel confident in our relationship with Him. But what about those times when what God is allowing doesn’t match up with the picture in our heads of what life should look like? How do we trust God then?
According to Proverbs 3:5, the answer to this question is to NOT trust our own understanding. We, humans, are so limited in our knowledge and we are so myopic in our scope. Even the most selfless human on earth (except for Jesus) is still only capable of understanding his/her small slice of life, and sometimes not even that. God, however, sees all and knows all. He is a BIG-picture God.
Proverbs 3:6 continues by directing us to seek God, to acknowledge Him. God’s not a “secret” God. He wants us to know what He knows. He doesn’t sit up in Heaven hoping to zing us with a lightning bolt because we couldn’t figure out His cryptic desires or messages. Sometimes it feels that way, but it really isn’t that way. God wants us to see Him, to seek Him, and to say out loud, “I believe in You, Lord!”
My favorite part of these verses is the promise — seek God’s will and He WILL make your paths straight. Did you catch that?! His will is to make your path straight. He isn’t trying to set you on a path that’s twisted, filled with potholes and wrong turns. He wants us on His straight and narrow. I find great comfort in knowing that the God I serve wants only my best. That is something I can trust!
NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN!
WHAT BIBLICAL VERSE IS ENCOURAGING YOU TODAY?
Check out more Thursday Encouragement from my fellow blogger friends:
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective
Becca @ The Becca Files
Gina @ Stories by Gina
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes
Andi @ Radiant Light