Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 12, 2014

JoBeth-08 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Do you find it difficult to trust others because of past betrayal, rejection or abandonment? You may remember a time as a child when your Dad encouraged you to leap and to trust that he would catch you or of being blindfolded and having to trust someone to lead you and not let you stumble or fall. We are encouraged in this scripture to trust the Lord with ALL our heart even when others have failed us and we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. We don’t have to struggle and strive to figure it all out when we don’t know what to do. God in all his loving, compassionate, goodness and grace is always there to heal our hearts, to catch us and to guide us when our hopes have crumbled and we can’t see the way ahead. His mercy is new every morning and His love never fails.