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Do Not Trust in Your Own Reasoning

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Do not trust your own reasoningLife is tough. It is especially tough if you try to manage it totally on your own. But you do not have to do it on your own. Help is available. And not just any help but divine help designed just for you. Why then do we insist on going on our own? Nothing but heartache comes out of prideful independence. But the Biblical advice “Do not trust in your own reasoning” leads us into different direction.

Those who trust in their own reasoning are fools,
    but those who walk in wisdom will be kept safe.
(Proverbs 28:26, CEB)

Do not trust in your own reasoning

This might sound crazy. You might think our own reasoning is all we have. But you should trust in the Lord, not in your own reasoning. Our reasoning is limited, God’s is limitless. Also, our resources are limited, God’s isn’t. We don’t know the big picture, God does. Why then do we insist on trusting on our own reasoning when it’s limited even at its best?

Divine help designed for you

God is offering you a better way to do things. He want to provide divine help designed just for you. Not just generic help for masses but divine help for you. God wants to hear from you and help you in your every day concerns.

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. (Phil.4:6-7, MSG)

God is asking you to not trust in your own reasoning but to trust him with everything. When you dare to trust him, Christ displaces worry at the center of your being. That’s when you realise all is well with your soul. Not because your reasoning has opened up new ways of doing things but because God’s presence in your life changes everything. Then it’s grace in charge. Not you. Rest in that.

 

Gracious God,
Help me to not trust in my own reasoning.
I want to trust in you.
I want your grace to be in charge of my life, not me.
Only you, Lord.
Only you.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What do you think? Is it wise not to trust in your own reasoning?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you trust in the Lord with everything!

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  • My, I wish I’ve known this earlier. But, yes. Totally agree. We can get irrational sometimes.

    • Yes. And our perspective is always limited. That’s way some divine help is more than welcome. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate you, Lux! Stay blessed!