I have a small book that sits on a shelf in our bathroom called, Dear Jesus by Sarah Young. Sarah is also the author of the popular book Jesus Calling. I want to share the devotional reading for tonight.
Trust in Me with all your heart and mind, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all you ways acknowledge Me, and I will make your path straight.
Trusting You with all my heart has been my goal for years, but I seem to be making little progress. I suspect the culprit is my mind's ravenous appetite for understanding. Behind this impetus to understand, there lies strong desire to feel in control of my life. I want to trust You wholeheartedly, but I feel stuck.
Beloved, your desire to trust Me wholeheartedly is a worthy goal, and it is pleasing to Me. I am providing training through your life experiences. Allow Me to do this supernatural work in your heart. Recognize that many of the difficulties in your life are designed to help in this endeavor.
I want you to trust Me with all your heart and all your mind. The Holy Spirit will help you think trusting thoughts, but He requires your cooperation. Instead of relying on your own understanding to help you feel in control, ask My Spirit to control your mind. Then, wait confidently to see results. As you look to Me, trusting Me and talking with Me, I straighten out the path before you.
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.