We’ve been exploring the Bible, and our every day reactions to this challenging season in light of Proverbs 3:5-6. A devotional stood out to me this week that I wanted to share as it has some great encouragement and truth within. You can find this devo and others at utmost.org <http://utmost.org> this one is entitled: Don’t Plan Without God. It is based on the verse in Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.”
Don’t plan without God. God seems to have a delightful way of upsetting the plans we have made, when we have not taken Him into account. We get ourselves into circumstances that were not chosen by God, and suddenly we realize that we have been making our plans without Him— that we have not even considered Him to be a vital, living factor in the planning of our lives. And yet the only thing that will keep us from even the possibility of worrying is to bring God in as the greatest factor in all of our planning.
In spiritual issues it is customary for us to put God first, but we tend to think that it is inappropriate and unnecessary to put Him first in the practical, everyday issues of our lives. If we have the idea that we have to put on our “spiritual face” before we can come near to God, then we will never come near to Him. We must come as we are.
The devo continues, check it out for yourself and grow to place God first in every aspect of your life. Then, come before God just as you are!