Lean Not…

Good morning, Precious Family:

Since last Wednesday’s Devotional, there has been a reoccurring theme in the conversations I’ve had with several close people in my life.

The topic that the Holy Spirit keeps bringing up is regarding leaning NOT on our limited understanding but instead to trust God and the instructions he is giving us, no matter how they may sound. The Word of God is very clear when it comes to our understanding and God’s infinite wisdom.

Word of Instruction

Proverbs 3:5-6

New International Version

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.[a]

Trust and independence are two attributes that tend to bump heads. Typically, a person that is very independent, likes to be in control of the world around them. One of the hardest things for most people is to release control to someone else.

The main reason why there is so much hesitation in trusting God is that the person can not be in control of the outcome. However, trusting in the Lord and surrendering our will to His is a true faith walk as well as a daily act of worship.

We must understand that God’s Word is full of amazing blessings and promises when we put our whole trust in him.

Our prayer today needs to be a prayer of trust and faith. We must understand that the Holy One, who knew us even before we were in our mother’s womb, is the same Holy One that knows us now. We were created with a purpose. Trust God and believe that if you ask in faith, Jesus will…


Over the next week, study the Bible for passages about trusting in the Lord and having faith in the Lord. If you feel led, share with me what passages you read and how they helped you.

Song of Worship and Faith…

I love you with the amazing and everlasting love of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus, The Christ.

Your sister,

Rev. Marcia Davis

Covington, GA