Trust In God’s Understanding
For the past couple of weeks, the following scripture verse has been resonating in my heart.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and He will direct your path (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Indeed, our understanding is finite while God’s understanding is infinite.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite (Psalms 147:5).
The Lords thoughts are not the same as ours, neither His ways similar to ours.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” says the Lord (Isaiah 58:8-9)
Our great omnipotent Creator neither faints nor become weary. His understanding is unsearchable (Isaiah 40:28).
Whenever I have a problem, I tend to think of all the ways that it could be solved. I would go over the situation again and again in my head trying to analyze it or figure out how God would resolve it.
However, when God finally solved my problems, it is usually not in the way I imagined it would be done. Most times it is the opposite of my plans. I then realized that I had wasted my time distressing over the situation.
In spite of this, I never seem to learn my lessons because as soon as another dilemma arise, once again I am fretting and exploring all possible solutions. I am leaning on my own understanding.
How can I learn to depend on God’s understanding?
Counsel is the Lord’s so is sound wisdom. He is understanding, and he has strength (Proverbs 8:14). Therefore, I need to trust in the understanding of God by developing an intimate relationship with Him and gaining knowledge of Him (Proverb 9:10)
When you gain God’s understanding, you will be calm and will not worry. (Proverbs 17:27)
By leaning on our understanding, we will overwork ourselves to gain wealth, and we will eventually become as dead men (Proverbs 21:16; 23:4)
Let us pray
I pray to you my heavenly Father to fill me with the knowledge of your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; so that I may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing you, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in your knowledge.
Strengthen me with all might, according to your glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to you, the Father, who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
You have delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of your love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
For Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him, all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
Once we were alienated by wicked works but we are now reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present us holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight – if indeed we continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which we heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven. (Colossians 1:9-23)
I pray that our hearts will be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
As we, therefore, have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as we have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
We will not be cheated through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. Amen. (Colossians 2:2-3, 6-10)