Create In Me a CLEAN Heart – Devotions for the Disorganized (Week 1)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5(NIV)
Have you ever played the game where someone stands behind you, and then you “free fall” back into the safety of their arms? It requires a lot of trust to feel secure enough to allow yourself prone to get hurt. After all, if that person behind you isn’t ready for you, isn’t paying attention, or is much smaller than you... well, chances are good that you’re going to get a bump or two!
Now, imagine God as the person standing behind you. It changes everything doesn’t it? There’s no reason to worry that He isn’t ready to catch you... He knows when you’re going to fall. There’s no reason to worry that He’s not paying attention... He’s always listening. And it’s obvious that there would be no reason to worry about Him being too small to catch you!
Think back to the times when you trusted in someone, or something else. Were you ever disappointed? Did you ever fall and there was no one there to catch you? God is like no other. He will be there to catch you. Put your trust in Him. ALL of your trust... “with ALL of your heart“. He doesn’t just want a little. He isn't okay with the “left-overs”. He wants you to trust Him completely. “...And lean not on your own understanding...” He doesn’t even want you to try and solve the problem. He doesn’t expect you to come up with the answers on your own. He just wants YOU. Put your trust in Him today. Look to Him for the answers. Acknowledge Him in everything. He will direct your paths today, tomorrow, and forever.
Pray: Dear Heavenly Father,
There is so much to be done and the task seems so overwhelming. I pray that You would give me the strength to start, and finish, what needs to be done. I give myself to You to make the changes in me that need to begin. And as I go about my day today, I pray that I would not drift from You, but lean on You for understanding and for You to direct my paths. I submit myself to You and trust You with my life and with all of my heart. Direct me Lord. Be there to catch me when I fall, and give me the strength that I need to continue on. I trust You Lord. Be with me now and though out these days as I look to You to finish the tasks that are ahead of me.
In Jesus’ name,