Trusting God doesn’t come easy. We can’t see, touch, or hear His voice, at least not in the same way we do the humans in our life. Sometimes we put our trust in objects and other times we put our trust in man. But the reality is, God alone sustains us! We are to rely on HIM for all of our needs. To rely is to depend on with full trust or confidence.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take. Don’t ask God to guide your steps if you’re not willing to move your feet and God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty because the beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. We all lean on our own understanding; we all depend on our own strength; we fail to acknowledge him, which is why we get so confused and start to question things; and we don’t trust in the Lord, but we trust in ourselves. Before doing anything, we need to try this: pray before you do anything. Lift God up, and really believe it. Don’t just say it and know that you’re still going to rely on yourself, but truly believe that you didn’t do any of this: God did this.
Dependence is something that has to be relearned on a regular basis because the blessings of a God-dependent life are many. Living every day as if our every breath came from the Lord causes the believer to rest under the good hand of God. I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse and we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Genuine faith is relying on God’s direction and on who he is. God is reliable. He knows what you need, and he wants to meet those needs. Unfortunately, we think we know better. We think we have a better plan. We want to use our logic and get to the answer in a way that makes us look good and doesn’t require risk. But God wants us to grow, so he takes us a different way. Faith is the vision of the heart; it sees God in the dark as well as in the day and you’ll never know that God is all you need until God is all you’ve got.