The other day I was scrolling through Facebook when I stumbled upon a post that made me stop scrolling. Ever done that before?
A good friend of mine had posted Proverbs 3:5&6 to her status, and while I’ve read that passage of scripture a million times before, the timing of it, for this day, was absolutely perfect.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”
The “lean-not-on-your-own-understanding” bit hit me right upside the head.
It means, when your realtor tells you this IS how your house will sell and you have to face reality, God might be orchestrating an incomprehensible sale that will blow all market strategy right out of the water.
It means, when your Doctor tells you these ARE the odds and you have to face the music, God might be positioning a supernatural chain of miracles that will blow all medical practices, procedures and treatments straight through the roof.
It means, when society tells you that your age is actually working against you, not for you, and that there is NO way your dream will come true, God might be using every single tear you have shed to be what waters your wisdom, your knowledge and your insight, that in turn serves as the foundation of your expertise.
Point is, we don’t know what we don’t know.
Our thoughts? Not His thoughts.
Our ways? Not His ways.
Our understanding? Not His!
The way He sees a situation unfolding is not at all the way we see a situation unfolding, and that’s why the rest of that scripture uses words and phrases like, trust, acknowledge, with all your heart, in all your ways, direct your paths and He will.