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Trust in God Not Yourself

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We are to trust in God for everything. Not in our own hearts or thoughts.

Pray about every decision.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

If we are always mindful to pray and seek God’s will in everything, then He will lead us in the right path and we will not make mistakes.

Why can’t we just trust in our own heart?

We are never to lean on our own understanding, and think that we can handle things ourselves, because our own hearts can deceive us and lead us the wrong way.

Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Our own understanding can lead us to death.

Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

The Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.

Psalms 111:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”

Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

God wants us to ask Him for wisdom in everything. Nothing is too small or too big.

James 1:5-8 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

God’s wisdom will always lead you right.

James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

Trust in God for all your answers and you will live a life without regrets.

Trust Jesus

The Bible teaches that we are to trust Jesus for everything.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

How do you hear God’s voice in order to know which paths you should walk in?

Here are 5 characteristics of God’s voice:

  1. God’s voice always agrees with God’s Word –God will never tell you to do something that His Word tells you not to do.
  2. God’s voice is always consistent-He does not change His message
  3. God’s voice is Persistent- If God wants you to do something He will not stop telling you to do it until you do it.
  4. God’s voice is always quiet never raging (1 Kings 19:12)-This is why the Bible says in 46:10a to “Be still and know that I am God…” We must be still and listen in order to hear God’s voice.
  5. God’s voice is always deep-meaning that God always speaks to your soul (the deepest part of you) not your emotions or intellect.

1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

We should not worry about anything, but instead pray and trust Jesus to supply what we need.

Philippians 4:6-8 “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

One thing that will help us to not worry is to think about Jesus, the Bible, and other good things instead of our problems.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

A person who truly loves God will obey God’s Word and will commit their lives to Him to further His purpose, which is to help every person to know Him.

John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

Matthew 6:31-34 “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

Romans 8:28 promises that all things will work together for good for a person who trusts and obeys Jesus.