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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV


A devotion for January 15th through the 21st


The other day I started work and had issues with one of my accesses.  It was one that I feel is important because I feel like it will often help with the job I am doing.  I don’t like doing my job if I don’t have this one system working.  Unfortunately, it would be a few hours before my manager would be online and able to help get this access restored.  I was talking with my co-worker about the situation.  He told me, “Just trust yourself”.  I replied, “nope.  But I do trust God”.  And I proceeded to work.

God did not disappoint.  I found that the records I worked I could process without the need for the missing access.  I was able to work and help my co-worker to finish the project.  Once we moved on to the next project, there were plenty I did not need the missing access for.  After a couple of hours my manager messaged me and said the access was restored.  I had my system again.

After a bit we had a team meeting with my manager and I told her about the conversation, that I said “nope”, and that I trusted God.  Everything worked out just fine.  I finished my shift.  Throughout the rest of the day, I thought about this exchange and the results.  I tossed it over and over in my mind and every time I thanked God for being there for me.

We need to remember not to trust in ourselves.  We are flawed.  We are sinful humans that often make mistakes even when we think we know better.  We often think we know best, more than anyone else, more than God.  When we trust in ourselves things will eventually get messed up in some way. 

What we all need is to trust in God.  He is the only one that truly knows the best course.  If we place our trust in Him instead of ourselves, we will find the better course will be laid in front of us.  We will find things go smoother than if we rely more on ourselves. 

Trust Him.  He will never leave us or forsake us.

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