Put Trust in the Lord – Reflection on Proverbs 29:25

Proverbs 29:25 "The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe."

Today’s Gospel

The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe. - Proverbs 29:25


This verse reminds me of the story of Saul in the Bible. He was afraid of the strong Goliath and dared not go out to fight, because God had no place in his heart and he did not know to rely on God. Thus, he was ensnared. That also got the Israelites into a fix. Even though the Philistines were shouting at them outside, Saul dared not go out. On the contrary, God had a place in David’s heart. David did not allow anyone to abuse God. Besides, he believed that with Jehovah God nothing was impossible. Therefore, he feared nothing and finally defeated Goliath by the strength from God. David’s story reminds us that we should have true faith in God and never forget to rely on Him when anything happens to us.

Some time ago, the company where I work arranged for me to make some new study plan. I felt it was difficult because I had no knowledge of that business and worried that how the leader would see me if I couldn’t handle it. Afterward, I came across a passage online, “Sometimes, looking to God doesn’t mean speaking clearly when people pray to God for something, or for God to guide them in some way, or for God to protect them; rather it is that, when they encounter some issue, they are able to call on Him sincerely. So, what is God doing there? When someone’s heart stirs, and they have this idea: ‘Oh God, I can’t do this myself, I don’t know how to do it, and I feel weak and negative,’ when these thoughts arise in them, does God not know about it? When these thoughts arise in man, are people’s hearts sincere? When they call on God sincerely in this way, does God assent to help them? Despite the fact that they may not have spoken a word, they show sincerity, and so God assents to help them. When someone encounters an especially thorny difficulty, when they have no one to turn to, when they feel especially helpless, they trust in God as their only hope. What are their prayers like? What is their state of mind? Is it sincere? Do they have any mixed purpose at that time? When you trust God as though He were the last straw that you clutch onto to save your life, when you hope God will help you, only then is your heart sincere. Though you may not have said much, your heart has already stirred. That is, you give your true heart, your sincere heart to God, and God listens. When God listens, He sees your difficulties, and He guides you, enlightens you and helps you.” Until then did I realize that I was worried because God had no place in my heart and I did not know to rely on God to do things. From this, I came to understand God’s will. Then I prayed to God according to this passage and tried to rely on God to make the study plan. Gradually I knew how to do it and did it smoothly. Thanks be to God! I hope that brothers and sisters can rely on God to experience every matter, and feel His guidance. All the glory be to God!

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