Have you ever been in the situation where try as hard as you can, you just can’t figure it out. Why is this happening? You did all the right things, at least from your perspective, but the story that is unfolding seems to be by a different author. You just don’t seem to be able to get a handle on why this is taking place or where it is going to go from here. Anxiety begins to seep in and it feels like those first moments you are going under general anesthesia with an IV, i.e. you’ll begin to feel a cold sensation and then it is lights out. You feel the anxiety begin to build in the pit of your stomach and in no time it has your whole body stressed all the while your brain and thought processes are trying to look at things from every angle. I just don’t understand!
King Solomon penned some great advice thousands of years ago when he wrote Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; NKJV or the message says it this way, Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. That verse has always been a challenge for me when things don’t seem to go as planned. It just doesn’t make any sense…… lean not on your own understanding! But I thought through this and this should not be happening………lean not on your own understanding! It wasn’t my fault, if only they would have…….. lean not on your own understanding!
In order for the “lean not on your own understanding” piece to really work, you have to have the first part down, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart”. Only when you trust in Him with all you heart can you walk in peace, even when you can’t figure it all out!