Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; -Proverbs 3:5 NiV

These words echo in my soul every time I am challenged with pain. When my brain, body and emotions are overwhelmed with torment these words echo in every fiber of my being. Trusting the Lord only matters when nothing else matters. Yet trusting God can be so hard when we are tempted to lean on our 'logical' brains instead of our trusting hearts.

Isaac Watts once wrote: "Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks." The key word there is 'learning'. In reality trusting God is a learning process. And like many learned things, trusting takes time and is often fraught with failed learning experiences. Even so, trusting God takes us places that nothing else can. It is why it requires all of our hearts.

I trust you Lord. Teach me to trust you more.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on words in the bible.


  1. Learning trust is a lifelong process. At least it seems that way to me. Maybe I'm just a slow learner.

    1. So true Fred.I think that we are all slow learners.


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