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Daily Bible Verse | Guidance | Proverbs 3:5

Have you ever been let down by someone you trusted? If we are honest, we all have been disappointed by others. This shows us the need to put your trust in God and not humankind.

If we are honest with ourselves, we have also let people down along our life’s journey. While we may let others down, the Lord will never let us down. If you have been disappointed by putting your trust in humankind, the Lord is calling you to look to Him because He will never fail you.

King Asa Forgot to Trust God

2 Chronicles 16:At that time Hanani the seer came to King Asa and told him, “Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the Lord your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram. Don’t you remember what happened to the Ethiopians and Libyans and their vast army, with all of their chariots and charioteers? At that time you relied on the Lord, and he handed them over to you.[1]

There was a time in King Asa’s life where he placed his trust in the Lord above any human and the Lord delivered him from his enemies. As our story unfolds, we see Asa shifting from relying on God to relying on humans. 

Why did Asa do that? Our sinful nature wants to push the Lord away and rely on ourselves or others instead of looking to the Lord. In God’s mercy He brings this fact to King Asa through Hanani. He will also do the same for us if we listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. In addition, the Lord loves to work through others to help us along our journey and sometimes to bring correction. This gives us insight into the Lord as our Good Shepherd who loves and corrects His sheep.

The Lord is Worthy of Our Trust

Having faith is having trust. Faith is trust in God’s promises. You must trust with your entire being that God has your back that He will help you and take care of you. He knows what is best, but to truly embrace what He has planned for you, you have to fully trust.

Our trust is not foolish, for our God is both faithful and good. Dig into Scripture. Review the promises of God, with His longsuffering faithfulness to the Israelites, to Abraham, and to us all. Get to know the character of God and your joy and willingness to trust in Him will abound.

Proverbs 3:Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. [2]  To hear more about how to put your trust in God and not humankind, listen here:

[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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