Trust in the lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
— Proverbs 3:5

Proverbs 3 primarily deals with the topic of trust. This concept carries through as Solomon, the author of most of the book of Proverbs, encourages his readers to put their faith and trust in God above all else. Not only does God desire to influence and guide the decisions we make in life, but he also wishes for us to know that our wisdom is frail compared to his, that his wisdom is more valuable than riches, and that following his wisdom will keep us out of hard times. All of these points, however, depend on believers trusting God that they are true.

While wisdom may be the lock that opens up a new world of fulfillment and satisfaction, trust appears to be the key that opens it.

An acknowledgement of our limited ability to make life happy and peaceful for ourselves speaks of a trust and dependency that God does know how to craft a happy and peaceful life. The ultimate wisdom just so happens to be a complete and unfiltered trust in God, which, in turn, spurs greater wisdom and happiness in the life of the believer.

How can we better trust God in our current situation? In what area of life could we increase our trust that God is in control and that he will show us "which path to take"?

Lord, help us to increase our trust in you. Strengthen our desire to seek and trust in your wisdom. Remind us that our ways are not always better, and that yielding to you is wisdom.

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