God’s Word to us today is that we should trust in the Lord our God for His guidance and support and not that of man. “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9)
King Asa was king of Judah. David’s kingdom had split in two, Israel to the north and Judah to the south. Asa’s heart was originally set on serving the God of David but, sadly, when Baasha, King of Israel, came up against Asa, Asa did not seek the leading of God but sought the support of the King of Syria in his stand against Baasha.
If we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways and put our hope in Him (not man) then we can trust Him to direct our paths without leaning on human understanding.
Asa put his confidence in the guidance of man instead of the guidance of God. He had forgotten how the Lord his God had intervened and delivered him in the past. In his attempt to impress man, he ignored the counsel of his Lord. Asa foolishly believed that Ben-hadad, King of Syria would help him in his struggle.
Indeed, Asa was victorious over Baasha, King of Israel, but, due to his infidelity toward his God, he lost the favour of the Lord and suffered debilitating wars until the end of his reign. Asa failed miserably for not trusting in his Lord.
Let us trust in the Lord
Too many times we seek the counsel of man over the counsel of the Lord. God knows your future (He is already in your tomorrow) and He knows the plans He has for you; plans for a future and a hope. So, let’s seek His Will for every decision we make through prayer and Scripture. If we acknowledge the Lord in all our ways and put our hope in Him (not man) then we can trust Him to direct our paths without leaning on human understanding.
O Lord, forgive me for looking for the counsel of man above the counsel of the Holy Spirit. Forgive me for looking to impress other people rather than depending on Your guidance for the decisions I make. I turn my gaze Godward and seek your hand in all I do.
Help me to hear your voice through Scripture and Your Spirit above the din of human opinions. I know that you know my future and have my best interests at heart. Therefore, I choose to acknowledge You in all my ways and trust You to guide my steps every day. Amen.