Trust – firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
Every time I hear the word trust, my mind goes to a chair. No one, before sitting down, makes sure their chair is stable or hasn’t been tampered with. We just place our “blind” trust in the chair.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
We need to train our kids to trust the Lord completely. When I lean on something, I am resting for support on it. This passage is pleading us to rest on God in all our ways. When we lean on ourselves, what we are really saying is that we don’t need God. This is a dangerous place to be. Our kids need to acknowledge God in all their ways. God speaks in a still small voice and too often, we are so busy, we fail to acknowledge Him. I’m afraid our kids are so busy with school work, sports programs, video games, that they are pulled from spending time with God. Our kids will never understand God’s still, small voice if their lives are full of loud activities.
I love that the promise attached to this exercise is God’s guidance. Verse 6 says, He shall direct thy paths. Do you want your kids to know God’s direction for their life? Train them to trust Him.