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 paths straight.
Romans 3:5-6 (NIV)
Is “your own understanding” as bad as mine?
I could never come close to counting the times I thought I knew something, but I didn’t. I was wrong. This was particularly painful and downright embarrassing when someone else had a different position, and they were right. My record of going back to them and admitting they were right and mending some broken fences is not that impressive. I was anything but “All for One”.
As I try to walk humbly with God, I am coming to appreciate how much He knows and how little I know. Given how little I know, that is quite comforting! This never-ending desire to “Trust in the Lord” is transitioning from some blind act of faith to what actually seems a very reasonable thing to do! As I learn to embrace my limited understanding, I not only more fully embrace His limitless understanding, but the understanding of others. This helps me become more “All for One”.
Lord, let this reader and I be “All for One”, and may we learn to embrace how limited our own understanding really is.
This is the fourth in the “Trust in God” series of blog posts.