Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Psalm 3:5-6 (ESV)
How much do you trust God? I heard a pastor comment that true joy comes through trusting God. When our faith is so strong that we realize that nothing – nothing – happens without God knowing in advance, and remember that “for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28, ESV), then we discover true joy and peace in our lives.
Circumstances shrink in importance because we realize God is in control. Not us. And He loves us. And He has a plan for each of our lives. And we need not fear anything or anyone, for God is our refuge, our strength, our joy, our rest… our salvation!
Anyone who believes themselves to be a “self-made” individual is only fooling themselves. Nothing happens that God does not allow. Nor does anything just happen. There is no chance or luck.
Sinatra may have claimed to do things “my way”, but none of us is truly in control. Besides, it is best to trust God, rest in Him, seek The Lord always. Seek Him in all things at all times.