Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Trusting God requires complete surrender of the heart.
There is no more beautiful example of trust than that of a child who believes and accepts everything that his mom or dad tells him. Many times the child asks his parents if they can do something to which daddy often says, “Yes.” The child leans on the word of his parents hoping that what was promised will come true.
Sadly, sometimes the promises parents make never come to fruition. Sometimes there are situations that prevent the fulfillment of mom’s promise. Sometimes they lie and that’s because they are just humans.
But our God never lies. He is so trustworthy that He invites us to surrender our entire being in trust to Him. From our hearts flows our persona, who we are, and God is so trustworthy that we can give ourselves completely to Him knowing that He will never disappoint us.
But something interesting that I see is that by trusting God it seems that the passage invites us to put aside our own understanding. But that is not what God is asking from us. God is the Giver of understanding and wants us to use it to glorify Him. So what do I need to do in order to glorify God in my actions and decisions? I must put my thoughts and wishes in His hands.
God often uses what He has given man to glorify Himself. If we are willing to give God our desires and passions, He will use us for His glory. Trusting God requires that we all surrender our being to Him in order for Him to work through us.