“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
“Trust” is a word as used here that carries with it a firm belief in the unfailing reliability of God. Solomon increases the intensity of this conviction by adding the words “with all your heart.”
Our humanity leads us toward relying only on our own abilities and understanding of situations, but the preacher here says, “NO! Take a deep breath and allow God’s will to work.” The truth is we don’t always see the whole picture of any situation because we are not all-knowing as God is.
Situations that seem hopelessly flawed, seemingly having no possibility of a positive outcome, can work out better than we ever imagined if we Trust in the Lord and allow His providence to work. While we don’t live in the age of miracles, we do know God loves us beyond comprehension and wants the best for us. That’s all we need to know.