Daily Devotional

Friday, April 5, 2019

Acknowledge the Lord

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge the Lord and he will make your paths straight.     Proverbs 3:5-6

We often feel that we’re supposed to have all the answers. We tell ourselves that we don’t need directions because we should instinctively know the way. We don’t ask for help because we feel should be able to do it on our own. Lack of knowledge and the need for direction or assistance are viewed as intolerable expressions of weakness in our culture. We would rather be wrong than unsure; we would rather be lost than ask for guidance; we would rather fall on our face than reach for a helping hand. No wonder we often feel so alone and helpless. But who can we turn to in our time of need?

 Speak to Jesus—refuse to go it alone. Open your heart to the Lord. Share your frustrations and anxieties and hopes with God. Allow scripture, prayer, and worship to be the guiding light in your life. Lean on God, and the Lord will make your paths straight, the load lighter, and your life more joyous.

When was the last time you talked to God for five straight minutes?

 Lord, my life can feel overwhelming at times, and at other moments, life can be absolutely grand. But underneath—deep down—you know the constant pressure I feel. Will I succeed? Will I understand? Will I know the way? Help me to lean on you. Help me to find time to talk with you. Help me to share with you that which no one else knows. Lead, and I will follow. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN.