Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
During this time of economic hardship and recession, we must re-evaluate our lives and find out where we really stand.
Do we believe what God’s word says or do we believe what man declares?
Remember, God is the creator of the earth and all that is in it. So who is more qualified to decide what goes on?
Leaning on your own understanding can be exhausting, just as someone who uses crutches to walk gets tired.
It is hard trying to balance on one leg and stopping to rest every few feet. These people become tired and their hands get sore from the weight.
That’s what happens when you leave God out of everything and try working things out on your own.
Phillipians 4:19 says, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Proverbs 3:6 says, “In all your ways acknowledge Him (God), and He shall direct your path.”
Instead of worrying about what the news media is broadcasting and what the world is fearing, drown yourself in the good news of God’s word and you will find, as I did, that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.
Acknowledge God for who He is and for what He has done and is doing — the little things, the big things and everything in between.
Pray and ask God for everything you need. Watch Him supply it.
Always give Him thanks and experience the peace that will keep your hearts and minds (Philip. 4:6-7). Go ahead, try doing it God’s way.
Edwards is pastor of the Agape Christian Center and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.