Are you praying for direction in an area of your life right now? There are many times in our lives when we don’t see a way to victory. We cannot rely on our own insight or understanding. Neither can we count on our own strength or resources. What we need is beyond our own reach. In times like these, the word of God instructs us to trust the Lord, rather than our own abilities, and acknowledge Him.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths.”
To trust God is to rely on Him. Webster’s definition of trust is “a resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, and sound principles of another person.” Surely, we can put our confidence in the person of Jesus Christ. Most certainly, He is worthy of our trust.
Trusting is also defined as “committing something to a person’s care, use or management.” Isn’t that what we are really doing when we pray? The word trust in this scripture is the Hebrew word “batach” and while it simply means to rely upon and have confidence in the Lord, it also translates; to feel safe. Dear sister in Christ, does your heart feel safe today? If not, the answer is found in “acknowledging” Him in all your ways.
The word acknowledge is the Hebrew word “yada” and it is important to note because it literally translates; to discover and know personally. It refers to life-giving intimacy. It suggests direct intimate contact with God along with prayer that conceives and births blessings and victories!
Ladies, it is all about your relationship with God. We must learn to acknowledge (yada) Him in all our ways, on every road and every course we are traveling and with every mode of action. If we will maintain yada, that intimate relationship with God, He will direct, make straight and prosper our paths. He will make the way plain. He will even cut a path for us where there seems to be no way.
The Message reads like this: “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.” (Prov. 3:5-10)
My prayer for you is that you would truly experience a resting of your mind as you commit that situation to the Lord. There is no safer place than in His care. Submit to His Lordship. Make Him Master and manager of your life today and every day. Maintain your personal and intimate relationship with Him. Lord, direct, make straight and prosper our paths!
Jennifer Rash, Intercessory Prayer Director, Women Praying for Women