Wednesday’s Word to the Wise: Who Do You Lean On?

Keep Calm and Trust God
(Thanks to http://www.saphinacarla.com for the picture).

Do you need this reminder as often as I do? It’s the first verse I ever memorized, and yet I still need to hear it and be reminded that God is a solid rock to lean on, especially when it’s hard to understand why things haven’t turned out the way I thought they would, or should.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Most people stop there, but verse seven gets a little more specific about wisdom: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.”
Lord, may we seek to be wise in YOUR eyes!

For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between Genesis, Luke and Psalms. Periodically, I post a word from the Bible on what it means to be wise in “Wednesday’s Word to the Wise,” in honor of Sophie Topfeather, the main character of my upcoming children’s series.

On Sundays, I post an article-type post on themes in the novels: faith, friendship, diversity, etc. Thanks for reading!

About Sonja Anderson

I write novels and picture books for children, and occasionally an article or short story for adults, too. I grew up in Ohio, and I have lived in Chicago, Connecticut, Boston, Tokyo, and Seattle. The beautiful Pacific Northwest inspires me every day.
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