Read it again, s-l-o-w-l-y, absorb it’s meaning.
Most of us have memorized that verse and probably heard a Sunday school sermon on it, it desensitizes us to what the words actually mean. Let’s pick it apart shall we?
“Trust in the Lord”, Ok, that doesn’t seem to hard, yeah I trust Jesus….mostly. Trust isn’t a thing that comes and goes. It is rock solid. Think of the chair your probably sitting on. You sat down on it trusting it would hold you up. We need to trust God like that, to let go of whatever we are holding on to and trust that God won’t let you hit the rocks. He won’t, He gives you His word (too many verses to list here, just check out Psalms, it’s full of promises like that).
“With all you heart”. God doesn’t want a piece of you heart, He wants all of it. You can’t trust God in one area and not trust Him in another. It’s all or nothing.
“Lean not on your own understanding” , this is hard for us brainiacs. Those of us who put a lot of stock in our own opinions and knowledge because, by the world’s standards, we are very smart. Well, it turns out that compared to God’s wisdom, our wealth of knowledge is about as vast as a single snowflake in the North Pole. That’s hard to swallow, but there’s no place for our ego in an intimate relationship with God.
We need to trust God, with our whole heart, or we’ll end up putting our trust in something else. Something that can be as fragile and passing as a winter snowflake.