Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
My husband and I were spending the day at the ocean.
We decided to buy tickets for a boat taxi.
When tickets are purchased, the boat taxi will take groups of people to certain destinations on the coast and come back at later times to pick them up.
At a stop we had chosen, we got off the boat and walked a short distance to a road.
I had my cell phone with me, so I consulted a GPS application on it.
We had been told of a waterside restaurant not far away.
Looking it up on the GPS, I selected “walking” as my mode of transportation.
Faithfully, the instructions and maps provided led us to our destination.
The route involved walking down a dirt path/road with trees that made a canopy overhead.
Could this really be the short hike to a restaurant?
It didn’t feel like it was, but we needed to trust the GPS.
After awhile, we came upon a park and finally, the restaurant.
If we had decided to go another way that might have seemed better, we might not have made it there at all.
Proverbs 3:5 tells us to trust in the LORD will all our hearts. We are not to lean on our own understanding.
God may lead us to a “rural path” in life when what we’d expected was a nicely paved city street.
When that happens, we must trust that He knows exactly where our destination is.
A GPS system can be flawed and sometimes there can be problems.
God’s direction, however, is never flawed.
We can always trust Him.