Lean On Me, When You’re Not Strong

8th November

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

Who do you trust when you are filled with uncertainty or anxiety? Sometimes we trust ourselves too much and end up completely lost. It is like following a sat nav. When you don’t know the way you turn on the sat nav, but once you have found a familiar place, you turn it off and continue navigating by memory only to find you took a left turn instead of a right turn and now ended up going the completely wrong way again. More often than not, a sat nav leads you to the right destination, if you put your complete trust in it (and of course if it has been updated!!).

Life can be the same too. We trust God with the big decisions in our lives, then once we start feeling we can take over control again, we almost switch God off until we need Him the next time. Or perhaps we may experience a breakthrough in our lives, and rather than continue to trust Him 100% again for completion, we start managing our lives again, and steer our boats the completely wrong way. Trusting in God with all our hearts is not a one off decision until you get an answer then stop trusting Him. Trusting God is a lifestyle. It’s a lifestyle that says ‘God I don’t know! I need You! I choose to trust You and not live based on my understanding of things but on Your leading!’.

God is like a friend that we can always rely on, when we have no strength and when we out of faith. He is a friend we can lean on always. As Bill Withers said in his famous song ‘Lean On Me’, sometimes we just need to ‘swallow our pride’, admit we are lost, admit we need direction and trust God completely.

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