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 will make your paths straight. A truth that is found within
these two verses is one that tells us that no matter who you are and where you are in your walk with God; no matter the level of trust in God you have, there is and always will be the need to develop and strengthen a greater and deeper trust in the goodness, the love, and the faithfulness of God. Another truth within these two verses,
and this one is a bit more hidden, but it is a truth that reveals that whatever the situations are today, the answers and the needed victories have already been "Yes" and "Amen" since before today ever was. The truth is, we so often become flustered, worried, and overwhelmed by fear in the middle of a situation, where, if we would fix our attention upon the end, we will then have confidence in God from beginning to end, and will find that today is our day of rest because we are trusting that tomorrow has been cared for since the beginning. We are to trust God with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding because He knows tomorrow, and we don't. And because God knows tomorrow, He already has it all worked out today. In Revelation 21:6 our Lord and God says, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End..." We need to understand that God is both the "Beginning" and the "End" all at the same time. We need the revelation to clearly see that God was already at the end of time, even when He was at the beginning of time. And it is within
this revelation that we need to believe and trust that God knows the end from the beginning and, therefore, understanding that in Him, the end was already done before there ever was a beginning! John 8:58 says, "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I AM!" We need to understand that in God there is the absence of time. This is the revelation that He is the Beginning "AND" the End, all at the same time. Revelation 13:8 tells us that the Lamb (Jesus Christ) was slain from the foundation of the world. In other words, at the very beginning of creation, in
God, the plan and the work of our redemption was complete in God's heart, in God's eyes, and in God's consciousness before man was ever created. Understand, Adam and Eve's fall from glory did not send God into an emergency "Plan -B." In God, Christ was already a Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world and, therefore, what was needed to save man from sin and destruction was already done before man ever sinned and opened the door to destruction. That should be plainly telling us that whatever the need is, whatever the situation and the circumstances happen to be, your needed answer, your solution, your provision and the victory to all of them have always been a finished work in Christ. The truth is, God never has been and will never need to be a God who must rush in and respond to the situations and circumstances of life, because He is and always has been before all things and, therefore, always has been and always will be the answer, the solution, and the provision before there ever is the question, the problem, and the lack. It is in Him that you will find that whatever problem you are facing and dealing with; it is in Him that the end of that thing has been before it ever began. One of the great truths of eternity is Psalm 139:16, which says, All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. It is because of this truth that we are not to lean on our own understanding, and we are to simply trust Him, who is the Beginning and the End. Proverbs 3:6 says, In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. If we are to acknowledge God in all our ways, we must be trusting Him with all our heart and not leaning on our own understanding, because to acknowledge God in all our ways is to submit ourselves to Him and resist the temptation to try and think our way out of the box. This is simply allowing God to be Lord in and over all that we are and have and, therefore, trusting Him to lead us straight to the answers, solutions
and provisions that He has held and reserved for us since before the need ever was. Today, whatever needs there may be in your life - whether they are spiritual, physical, emotional, financial or whatever else - we need to know that, in Christ, the end of those needs (the needed provisions) have always been since before the beginning of the needs. Therefore, may we encourage you to take your eyes off of the needs and fix your attention upon the Lord, in whom the end of the needs always has been and will always be found. And do not let yourself be turned to the right or the left of the path that God Himself makes straight before you, by leaning on your own understanding. Instead, dare to believe and trust Him. Trusting God with all your heart will never lead you to any regrets in life, because as Psalm 2:12 from The Living Bible promises, But oh, the joys of those who put their trust in Him!
Have a great and wonderfully blessed week.
Blessings - Love ya all,
Bob, Marilyn & Caleb