January 4

Read Proverbs 3:1-12

In the reading for today, we read about trusting in the Lord. King Solomon lays out these pieces and tidbits of wisdom to help shepherd us through our future, to live wisely and faithfully in the coming days. In this section he alternates from the actions we must take to live wisely, and how those actions will be rewarded by our loving Father. 

As we travel through the path of life it is easy to forsake the teachings and wisdoms of God, it is easy to learn to rely on oneself rather than trusting in the Lord. As we have entered into the year 2021 and reflect back on 2020 I find it easy to see where my faith had wavered amidst a pandemic, how I grew weary and tired looking to my own wisdom to control anything at that time, in a time when the world had seemed to flip upside down. It is within human nature to seek control, and to trust in the Lord is giving him that control which is in our nature to hold onto. Wisdom is to know when it is no longer in our hands and we must lay down what we believe and trust in the Lord to help guide us through our coming days. I challenge each of us to do just that, lay down our arms, our own understanding, and trust in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 


Heavenly Father, give us the strength to trust in your plan. I admit that my heart has been troubled, and I have been fearful of the change that has happened. Allow us to trust in you and the peace you provide. We choose to no longer control our current situation as we can fall back on the steadfastness you, your son, and the Holy Spirit provide when we trust in you.  Amen.

Kier Hull


Maryville College

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