Daily Archives: April 22, 2014

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Confidence comes from desiring God

Confidence for you and your children comes from desiring God. Proverbs 3:5&6 is a familiar passage that warns against trusting yourself and your own understanding. Verse six links trusting God with acknowledging God in every thing you do. Here are the verses:   Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not lean on your own understanding.   In all your ways acknowledge him,     and he will make straight your paths.   The depth of the word translated “acknowledge” is lost in many translations. One respected commentator translates verse 6 this way:   in all your ways desire his presence, and he will make your paths straight and smooth.   Note that “desire his presence” replaces “acknowledge”. The root […]