Verse of the Week | Proverbs 3:5-6

​Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV

This is one of the first passages I ever remember learning. I could recite it in my sleep, as could many other people, I’m sure. The meaning is so simple to understand: trust God completely, and he will show you what to do.

Easier said than done.

So far, the thing I want most to do with my life is be a missionary. But is that what God wants me to do? Will he give me some magical revelation one day as to how my life will play out? Will he give me a miraculous sign about my college major? I don’t know. I just have to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and lean not unto my own understanding.

In my Sunday school class, we have been talking about this. The Bible doesn’t specifically say, “Shae, thou shalt do A, B, and C and that is God’s will for your life.” But my teacher told us to do the things God does say specifically to do with all our might, and God will make clear what his will is in time. That’s a tall order, but it’s easier than pondering some nebulous master plan. So I’ll just have to wait. And in the meantime, try to be like Jesus.

What has God taught you about his will?

What verse would you like me to do?

Btw, thanks for this suggestion, Noah! It was interesting to see the familiar passage in a new light.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. I heard a pastor say something I have never considered – as you obey God in the daily things, you will “stumble” into the next step God wants you to make. His implication was not about accident or coincidence but divine appointment. In other words, do the things you absolutely know to do. Through that, God will reveal the answers to the deeper questions.

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  2. I think the next verse, verse 6, explains pretty well the answer to this question. When we are acknowledging Him in all our ways, we are keeping a listening ear to hear what He says and an honoring, humble attitude that is ready at any moment to say, “Yes, Lord! Speak Lord, for thy servant hearth. May it be unto me according to Your word.”

    I’ve found, over time that each time I obey Him, I open the door of communication, inviting Him to speak.

    And each time I decide to disobey on some point, I turn to Him a deaf ear, sending Him the message that I don’t really want to know His will, and that if His will doesn’t match what I, in my pride, have predetermined should be His will, then I won’t do it. He may still try to show me His will, but if I’m walking in rebellion, the chances of not hearing His voice are very high.

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    1. Oh, that is so true! Thank you.

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  3. Heaven says:

    This is a great post, Shae! This is one of my favorite verses and one of the first verses I learned. It’s a great verse to remember because since God’s is perfect and has the perfect plan for us, He’s trustworthy. We just have to trust Him with our hearts. 💕

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    1. Amen! That’s the truth!

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  4. I love this! This is my life verse! Thanks, Shae!! 💜

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    1. Oh, awesome! Good choice for a life verse.


  5. Josh says:

    God’s will is never a mystery. Reading and praying everyday will reveal it.

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  6. Very Powerful Message! Very Powerful!

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  7. T. R. Noble says:

    It’s so powerful that we can rest easy in Him. That His plan will be made perfect, even when we do not understand 🙂 * going to catch up on your blog!

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    1. Amen! We can totally trust him.

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