LET GO of your understanding, and submit to GOD


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5

A very familiar scripture that echoes though the pulpits, and spreads across social media. We say we trust, but do we really, we say we do not lean on our understanding, but do we really mean it? Let us dissect this scripture in part, and study it’s context. After-all we are to study, to show improvement. 

Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.

First of all we are instructed to TRUST with all of our heart.

What does it mean to trust? 

Remember that leap you took, in early years of school, when your friends caught you, and some even let you fall? TRUST is that leap you take, knowing the other person will catch you, in confidence, and assurance, on the other side, without a single doubt, with your whole heart! Trusting is not easy, but if you have full confidence and assurance. Our friends may fail us, our parents may abandon us, but GOD never will.Be strong and courageous. 

” Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deut 31:6 

Second we are instructed to not lean on our understanding, for human understanding can fail us, but God never will. God’s ways of understanding surpass earthly understanding, and in order to learn his ways, we must study his ways. 

Next we are to submit in all of our ways. STOP trying to figure things out, STOP trying to make sense of it all, and submit in all of our ways. To submit is to yield to governance or authority. 

Whose authority? GOD’S 

and LAST, HE, GOD will direct and make our path straight, aligned into perfect position with HIS will, and purpose for our lives. 

He will lead us to all truth, if we only TRUST and submit to his will, willingly by letting go. Like a child, we must let go, and leap into the unknown, trusting that he will catch us when we fall. With childlike faith, We must move by faith, and not by sight.This understanding is WAY above my human intellect, and his insight is deeper than my deepest thought, or reason, as high as the skies, and as deep as the oceans. Only when you TRUST God, will you be enabled to understand, according to the knowledge and wisdom that flows from above, and not the wisdom of this world.

“FOR GREAT IS YOUR LOVE higher than the heavens, and faithfulness reaches to the top of the skies.”  For your loyal love extends beyond the sky, and your faithfulness reaches the clouds.” Psalm 108:4

Human understanding would lead us to figure things out on your own, rather than putting our trust in God. Human understanding will fail us, and is prone to leading us astray, God never leaves us, nor forsakes us, but guides us with his Righteous hand. If we willingly submit to him, he is able to lead us into all truth.


Father help us to trust in you, and lean not unto our own human intellect. Help us to let go, and leap into the unknown, trusting our Savior to come through for us. Help us in confidence, and assurance, move by faith, and not by sight. Help us to let go of our understanding, and grab hold of heavenly insight, Amen!

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