Over the years I have had the privilege of knowing many influential and knowledgeable people and valued their opinions on different matters. However, none have I thought had ALL the answers in my life’s journey. I couldn’t go to sleep at night putting my trust completely in them. Talking to the LORD and awaiting HIS direction is the best advice I could give anyone. Now, I am human and have learned from previous mistakes where I went into situations blindly without waiting on the LORD. This was a mistake and I had to live with the consequences. Sometimes we look to man to solve our problems whether the issue be for a job, health insurance, heart issues, moral issues, family etc… however, scripture tells us that man is not immortal. He does not have all the answers. Isaiah 2:22 reads ~ Stop regarding man whose breath of life is in his nostrils; for why should he be esteemed.
Also Psalm 146:3 ~
New Living Translation reads ~ Don’t put your confidence in (powerful people); there is no help for you there.
Powerful people is just one phrase used in this New Living Translation. Among several translations I have found such examples as: Princes, influential people, rulers, children of men, and nobles. One cross references of this scripture is Psalm 118:8 ~ It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
We do need to value the opinions of wise men and women but they are just that… opinions. The WORD of God is TRUTH and offers the help and wisdom needed to make the wisest choices. Sometimes we are to… be still and know HE is LORD (Psalm 46:10). We pray and seek God for the answers and wait for direction. Oh, how hard it is to be still at times and wait… but the answer will come and be so much better by our waiting.
The other day I was reading Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. If you really think about this scripture you may see that some key words are IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM. How do you do this???
- When things are going your way acknowledge the Lord who has directed you.
- When things are not going so well acknowledge the Lord has been with you through everything you’ve been through.
- When you don’t know what to do acknowledge the Lord has your best interest at heart and will direct you.
- When you need an answer acknowledge God’s Word has the answer.
In all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct your paths! HE will make your paths straight! HE will be there for you!
Trust in HIM,