Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
A new Ipsos survey finds that, on average across 30 countries only 30% of adults say most people can be trusted against 70% who believe that you can’t be too careful dealing with people. The survey was conducted among 22,534 adults under the age of 75 conducted between February 18 and March 4. In Canada, only 33% of citizens believe that most people can be trusted, against 67% who believe that you can’t be too careful dealing with people, placing Canadians in the middle of the spectrum when compared to 29 other countries.
I don’t know about you, but there are lots of times when I just don’t have what it takes to make the right decision about something or to accomplish something that I’m tasked to do. I need to look elsewhere to get the information I need or physical help. When it comes to needing wisdom, I have learned that I can trust my Creator God for all I need. King Solomon was the wisest man to ever live. He had asked God for wisdom and God provided it. But there were times when even He needed to trust in God. He speaks to this in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” What a blessing to know that when we face a giant in our lives, we can depend on our God. When we are overwhelmed, we are called to submit fully to Him with the knowledge that He loves us and will intercede on our behalf. It’s going to be okay.
These have been words from the heart.