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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 29: Trust TRUSTS


I hear the words

DO NOT,

and then I want to,

as I wonder why I am not allowed to

DO NOT.

So I DO the DO NOT

and then I UNDERSTAND completely,

because when

GOD says

"DO NOT LEAN ON YOUR UNDERSTANDING"

or better yet,

"DO NOT RELY ON YOUR OWN INSIGHT OF UNDERSTANDING"

or in even simpler terms

"DON'T ASSUME THAT YOU KNOW IT ALL",

GOD REALLY wants

you, and me, and everyone else

TO UNDERSTAND

to

DO NOT LEAN

&

DO NOT RELY

&

DON'T ASSUME.

I wonder if maybe I should read this same verse

in more versions or in other languages,

or maybe just maybe

I will heed the words that are spoken to me

and

DO NOT

LEAN

RELY

&

ASSUME.

.And why should I DO NOT?

Because GOD UNDERSTANDS

how my striving to

UNDERSTAND

something

will make me more

CONFUSED,

so that I end up

NOT UNDERSTANDING.

So

GOD really UNDERSTANDS

how our wee little brains work.

Well this wee little brain

is taking a break

from

DOING what

GOD ASKS me TO DO NOT DO.

So I will go back to the

DO NOT

that HE wants me to

DO NOT DO

and only

DO

what GOD tells me

TO DO in the first place,

then I will never want to strive to

UNDERSTAND the UNDERSTANDABLE

Do you want TO DO this with me?

Just put your name in the blank

and say it out loud.

"__________________,

TRUST IN,

and

_________________,

RELY CONFIDENTLY ON THE LORD

with

ALL your HEART,

_________________"*

So far so good.

TO TRUST IN

and

RELY CONFIDENTLY ON THE LORD

with ALL MY HEART.

There is that word

ALL.

And when GOD says ALL

HE means ALL.

And if I am and if you are

TRUSTING GOD and RELYING CONFIDENTLY

ON THE LORD

with our ALL,

then the next WORDS are a no brainer to

DO NOT do

"AND, ______________,

DO NOT RELY ON YOUR OWN INSIGHT OR UNDERSTANDING"*

Let that sink in.

Actually it makes me laugh

as now

I UNDERSTAND

why I wouldn't want to

LEAN ON

&

RELY ON

&

ASSUME

my own UNDERSTANDING,

because you can't

TRUST GOD with ALL YOUR HEART

and then try to

UNDERSTAND the UN~ UNDERSTANDABLE.

Therefore,

let's seal the deal

and finish strong~

"In ALL YOUR WAYS,

______________,

KNOW AND ACKNOWLEDGE AND RECOGNIZE HIM"*..

So if you TRUST IN

and RELY CONFIDENTLY ON THE LORD,

then you are INVITING HIM into

ALL of

those areas of your life that you

DON'T UNDERSTAND

and

DON'T necessarily like to have to live through.

But

if GOD is with you,

and HE UNDERSTANDS ALL THINGS

then what do you have to lose?

So why does GOD ask us to take HIS DO NOTS seriously?

Because HE can do our life way better than we can,

as HE IS

working

ALL THINGS for the GOOD of those who LOVE HIM.

So why not LET GOD BE GOD

because

"__________________,

HE WILL MAKE YOUR PATHS,

STRAIGHT AND SMOOTH,

REMOVING OBSTACLES THAT BLOCK YOUR WAY" *

(Proverbs 3:5-6).

Phew,

now that was a mouthful,

but now my

HEART is FULL

of more of GOD and less of me,

as I FINALLY get the message,

AND WILL

"NOT LEAN ON MY OWN UNDERSTANDING"

(listen to the song below)





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