“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” (Ps 118:8)
The above verse is the center verse of the Bible. If we could center our lives in God and trust Him as David did, we shall live a good life. David was a man who had a special bond with God. Many times, before or during a battle, he would ask God what to do. When we ask someone for advice, what we are really telling them is that we have confidence in them and their thoughts are valuable to us. Every time David asked God for His will, it showed how much he valued God’s thoughts and feelings. It is no wonder that David was called a man after God’s heart.
As children of God, we will have questions about what God’s will for our future might be— questions about our academic decisions, our career, our marriage, and our family. In appreciation of how much He loves us, we will naturally consider what He wants us to do, where He wants us to go, and what He wants us to be. The deeper we understand God’s heart, the clearer the answers to those questions will be.
Through deep and intimate prayers with God, we build our relationships with Him. A relationship with God will not only give an ultimate purpose to our lives, but will also be a daily guidance for living. Once we have come to know God and begin to understand the will of the Lord Jesus Christ, we will find ourselves slowly stopping complaints and questioning. We will be more content with what we have and not complain about our lives. We will understand that He is the potter and we are the clay.
“Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” (Ps 37:5)
By faith and through prayer, we commit our ways and works to the Lord. In trusting the Lord, our minds are made easy, and our thoughts are settled. We feel calm assurance knowing that all things are under His control and God causes all things to work together for good. Let us seek the direction of God in everything we do and depend upon Him for success.