I grew up in a home where we were urged to memorize scripture, including Proverbs 3:5:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
What a great reminder: Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
We need to make not only the positive choice to trust in God, but also the negative choice to refuse to lean on our own understanding…at the same time: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and deliberately refuse to trust yourself.
Notice the word “all” in Proverbs 3:5. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, in all your ways acknowledge him.
We need to look at our lives and examine where it is that we have said, “Keep out!” to God. We need to give Him all of our heart, all of our ways.
We must depend on Jesus and only on him. We must resist the urge to live life in our own strength. We must be humble and rely on His strength.