Trust With All Your Heart

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.

— Prov. 3:5-6

There’s trusting in God and then there’s trusting in God with ALL your heart. As I meditated on this scripture one thing popped out — “with all your heart”. It’s not enough to put your trust in the Lord, you must do so with all your heart. There are parts of our lives that continue to be a struggle because we mentally assent the Word of God. It makes sense to our brains so we mentally agree with what the Word of God says but deep down in our hearts, there’s a glitch. 

If we don't allow the Word of God to permeate the inner most part of our hearts, we will remain defeated. Look at Romans 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your HEART that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your HEART that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. “ When the Word of God is trusted (The Word is God!) with all your heart there’s an action that takes place! YOU SPEAK!! This is so important! 

Loads of people declare the goodness of God on a Sunday morning and they barely make it past the church parking lot before saying something contrary it. If there’s no abundance of God's Word in you, there will be no abundance of God’s Word spoken from you. Through the Scriptures we understand how powerful the spoken word is. Words, backed with faith, created what you see and feel around you at this very moment. That same formula is in effect right now. When you speak, its backed up with faith or fear, and you get what you say! That’s why we can’t just agree with it mentally, we need the Word to take root in our hearts. Only then can we SPEAK forth truth that will manifest in our lives. 

If you ever get frustrated because of what you’re seeing or not seeing, get more Word! Meditate on it and let it take root in your heart. Once it get’s in there, speak it out or you’ll stunt it’s growth!

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Luke 6:45 also says, “The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.” Your faith or fear is put into action by the Words you speak. The Words you speak give way to the things you do. The things you do manifest the results in your life. If we want the Lord to lead us in the way we should go, we must believe with our whole hearts!