“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalms 20:7 (NIV)
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines trust this way:
- to believe that someone or something is reliable, good, honest
- to believe that something is true or correct
- to hope or expect that something is true
Since Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” (emphasis added) we can interpret the definition this way:
- to believe that the Lord is reliable, good, honest
- to believe that the Lord is true or correct
- to hope or expect that the Lord is true
If ever I needed to trust and believe that the Lord was correct, it was that moment. I spoke up, and the nurses responded in agreement to my concerns.
Soon after, the results came back with good news. A couple of nights later we took our baby home.
I listened to God's prompting that day in the hospital. I also learned a valuable lesson. At times, God directs us to boldness. Other times He beckons us to be silent. As long as we put our trust in God, His Holy Spirit continues to guide our hearts and actions in every situation.
As we grow closer to God, hearing and trusting His voice becomes easier. Let’s draw closer to Him today and put ourselves in a position to discern God's voice in our lives.
For more on how to trust God's voice, check out this devotional, 2 Ways to Choose Trust, by fellow writer and life coach, Carmen Horne.