Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Becoming like a child is the way to God’s heart, and it is also the way to enter the kingdom of Heaven where we enjoy the presence of the Lord without measure. Proverbs gives us important insight into what Jesus pronounces as an imperative when He says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart [like a child], and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). It is normal for children to trust their parents. In Proverbs, the Holy Spirit instructs us to trust the Lord (like a child) with all our hearts and not depend on our own understanding even though it is our natural bent. We are by nature inclined to trust in ourselves, our thoughts and insights, but the Lord says, “in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths!”
Again, Jesus says, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength’’ (Mark 12:30). Within every Word of God are divine secrets and abilities! Therefore, to trust in the Lord with all our heart means that (like a child) we must love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul, with all our mind and with all our strength. When we do this, we will find that the Lord is manifestly with us; He becomes recognizable in our lives. He then directs our paths and takes us far beyond earthly limitations or natural abilities. If we are to go beyond earthly plans, ideas, hopes, and dreams, we must give ourselves totally to the Lord (like a child), not leaning on, depending on, or trusting in our intellect or ingenuity, and He will so direct us that we will never stumble, for “the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day” (Proverbs 4:18). Trusting in the Lord brings great reward, a treasure trove of blessings; as we yield to the Word of God, we will experience everything He has said of us.