Relying on God
Sometimes relying on God seems unreasonable. This could be because your inability to foretell the future can lead you to feel helpless and vulnerable.
"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." (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)
Once an irreversible event occurs, you long for prior knowledge. You may think a forewarning could have prevented the unexpected from occurring. At the very least you desire some system that could have prepared you for the event.
You may have lost a loved one, been laid off from work, been passed over for a job promotion, or you may be experiencing setbacks in your relationships.
It is during these times that you can revisit Proverbs 3:5-6 for some level of comfort.
You don’t know how many of your questions will be answered during your time here on earth. Thus, it is helpful to resort to placing all confidence in God.
Human wisdom is no comparison to God's boundless wisdom. When adapting to unfavorable situations, reason less and trust in God more each day.
Relying on God can be an active process. If you lost a loved one or are trying to mend a broken relationship, you can seek the support of family and friends.
It is through their love and affection that God’s love is expressed.
You can choose to remember all of the good times you were blessed to share with your loved one. Even recalling the bad times can be a learning experience.
The main goal is to stay focused on God. Acknowledging His presence in any relationship or situation alleviates pain and points you in the right direction.
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