The Christian Lean
“My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For
length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy
and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of
thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of
God and man. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine
own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy
paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil”
Through the journey of trusting in the Lord, the great God of heaven urges His
elect to maintain a disposition of mercy, while simultaneously living in truth.
This emphatic divine principle results in extended days, spiritual, and
psychological peace. Through the process and blueprint for spiritual success,
God commands that we trust in Him with all of our being. The great God of
heaven is second to nothing; whether spouse, children, family, finances,
material items, or education. God is to never be relegated to secondary or
tertiary status. Strategically we are told to not rely or lean upon our own
understanding or intelligence.
The picture is clear, we are not to place weight on our own understanding. We
are to completely lean, rely, and trust in God. When an injured, weak, or
disabled person is in need of crutches, cane, walker, or wheelchair; they gladly,
confidently, and faithfully place their full trust in its ability to assist them in
getting from one location to another. As Christians, through the stains of sin
and struggles of life, we also suffer injuries, weaknesses, and frailties.
Because of that, we need divine spiritual assistance by way of the pa-rock-laytoss
(The Comforter/Holy Spirit). He is our aid, guide, wheelchair, walker,
crutches, and cane. He requires us to place our full weight, trust, concerns,
fears, struggles, and battles upon Him. We are urged to not be wise or full of
our own intellectualism.
In life, the more severe the injury, the deeper the trust and appreciation is for
the medical assistance. It is to be the same in Christ. The deeper the injury, the
more one is required lean on God and appreciate Him. We all are injured in
one way or another. The injury recovering athlete has an appreciative and
intimate relationship with his crutches because they help him heal and prevent
further injury. If this analysis is true for the athlete, just imagine the Christian.
We are to intimately appreciate, love, and adore God beyond measure. If there
was never to be a test or trial, God never would have instructed His elect to
Trust Him. All that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution (2
Timothy 3:12). In your moment of weakness, trust God and do not deny Him.
Remember, you are the clay In the Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to
save and comfort you today!