Things just haven’t been going the way I planned, and that’s a little frustrating. It’s easy, when this happens, to wallow in self-pity, to use this time to “vent” (when you’re probably just complaining), and to feel discouraged.
This was where I was at, until someone close to me reminded me of my favorite verse:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight.
I will probably write about this verse a million times on my blog, because it’s so easy to pass by. I have this verse displayed in my room, written on the front of my bible, I even wear the words, “Proverbs 3:5-6” around my neck, yet when the going got tough, my first response was feel bad for myself.
I was reminded of this verse (surprisingly not by the numerous times it’s presented though my day), and it immediately gave me hope and faith.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart- God has a plan. He created the world; He created you and He knows your situation. He knows the future. He knows the big picture.
Lean not on your own understanding- don’t put all your weight on logic, or what the situation looks like right now. In my situation, it appeared as if I would be stuck doing something I did not want to do with my career. This part of the verse really spoke to me. Yes, logic makes this situation look impossible, but God can make anything possible.
In all your ways submit to Him- stop worrying about it! “Submit” means to yield to the authority of another person. Just completely give the situation to God. Listen to the steps that He wants you to take, not what you think you should do.
And He will make your paths straight- this is the promise! If we stop worrying, trust Him and submit to His will, He will put everything in line.
It looked impossible to me for a little while, but today I can tell you that things are turning around. I can see that God is moving. God is moving in your life as well. You just need to trust.