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Trust Is Like A Floating Beach Ball

Thoughts on Proverbs 3:5.

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Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and do not lean on your own understanding."

Sometimes I want to trust God, but I keep on holding on to my pride.

It's a bit like a beach ball floating in the deep end of a pool. You know it will keep you afloat if you grab it.

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But just moving closer to the beach ball isn't enough. As long as you have one hand on the edge of the pool, you'll never be able to grab it.

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Half-hearted efforts to grab it will keep it out of reach.

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That's just like my experience when I don't follow the words in Proverbs 3:5.

"God, I trust you. But I trust my own understanding a bit more right now."

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It's only when I let go of my fear and hold on to God with both hands that I truly trust Him with all my heart.

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And in my 32 years, I've seen His deliverance over and over. I believe I always will.

It doesn't mean I don't think. I use all the gifts God has given me to understand the world, but in the end, I hang all of my hope on following His ways.

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