Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
One summer during college I went to go see a friend who was singing in a college tour group about 2 hours away. I put the address into MapQuest, printed the directions, and left to go. At first everything seemed ok. After driving down back roads in the middle of nowhere, I began to get suspicious. After a couple of hours, the directions eventually led me to a trailer park. I never found the church. I was trusting in those directions and they let me down. If I would have gotten directions from someone who knew the way I would have been much better off.
God’s perspective is much different than ours. He sees the complete picture when we see only pieces. A person on the top of a tall building can see potential car accidents just because of the view. God not only can see potential dangers; He can lead us to avoid them. He doesn’t want us to lean on our own understanding, He wants us to lean on His.
God’s desire is for us to trust Him completely. He wants us not only to rely on Him for salvation but for guidance in our decisions. It’s common to think we know what is best for us. Yet, how many times do we make the commonsense decisions and realize we were wrong. We can avoid these mistakes simply by trusting God completely.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
If God has so much of a clearer picture of our lives, why don’t we trust Him with every decision?