“Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.” Psalm 40: 4 (NIV)
”Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust. . . “ God showers us with multitudes of blessing when we turn our cares over to Him. Our days go better, the colors of the flowers and leaves look brighter. When we know that He is in charge of our lives, issues don’t bog us down because we have turned things over to Him.
We do have times when we have worried and stewed about a circumstance- usually one that we can’t control. We may find ourselves getting sick over that situation. We finally realize we have to let God have it and we turn it over to Him. All our worry- those sleepless nights, those rankled nerves- have left us weak and tired. We gladly turn to Jesus and practically beg for Him to step in and remedy the issue. I heard is said many times that we have to get so far down that the only way we can look is up.
In order to trust God, we have to relinquish ownership of what seems to vex us.
“. . . who does not look to the proud . . . “ As disciples of Jesus, we have been instructed to look to Him for our guidance. Our main source of our knowledge is the Father’s Word- the Bible. As we seek His guidance, Jesus aims us on a path and brings others into our lives that help us grow and aid us through those difficult times we experience.
“. . . to those who turn aside to false gods.” When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we begin a journey for the rest of our lives. We have to keep our eyes on Him and live our lives aimed for perfection. We will continue to strive for this goal until Jesus calls us home. When we trust Him, He is there to guide us, to teach us and to bless us.