Daily Archives: June 25, 2010

Trust will protect you

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.  NIV

I think it is interesting that  two of the verses that I’ve found this month in Proverbs both talk about “snares.”  I like the way The Message translates this verse, “The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.” MSG

I love that it says that worrying about what other people think is disabling, which is absolutely true; and I also love that it says that trusting God protects you from the trap of worrying about what other people think.

I don’t think I’d ever looked at it that way, and, I find, that’s a pretty powerful concept.  Today, I will take hold of that protection.  I will wrap myself in trust and walk confidently forward.

That’s what I will think about today.

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