Dogs have always been an important part of my life. As long as I can remember, unless prohibited by policies or laws, I have had a dog in my home. To this very day, I can visualize each of them.
Three of them, however, had one
particular trait in common: if they could not see me or sense my
presence, they would become extremely anxious. They would run
from one location to another trying to find me; sit under my desk
while I worked; lay between me and the door, not wanting me leave
without them or wait impatiently and bark or whine if I left home
without them. I was their security.
The two most familiar verses in
Proverbs begin with then word trust. “Trust in the Lord,”
writes Solomon. And this word trust far exceeds what comes to
mind when we normally think of having trust in someone. It
represents a trust in someone that brings us a deep sense of
security, a type of safety that is impenetrable and a belief that
there is no one or no thing that can get to us or ever harm us.
It is a trust in someone who is much more conscious of our every
need and who is completely competent and capable of taking care
of us - more so than we are of ourselves.
Life is filled with uncertainties.
When we awaken in the morning, we have no guarantee that we will
see the sun set or make it home safely. No one has any assurance
that their investments will be there when it comes time to
retire. We have friends that we thought we could depend on - and
then find ourselves abandoned. But trusting in the Lord is
different. Our lives and our future are secure.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for granting us
Your peace, presence, power and protection as we travel through
life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today:
Proverbs 3:5, 6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and
lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to
him, and he will make your paths straight.