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We know God’s Sovereign will and we know His commanded will but knowing and obeying His will are two different things. How should we respond to God’s sovereign will? The Bible says: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV) These are favorite verses for many people but do we really trust the Lord in ALL things? In order for us to trust the Lord, we cannot depend or trust in our own understanding. We like to understand why something is happening but we cannot understand all that God is doing. The Bible says: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV) We only see the small picture of things but God sees the whole picture. To trust in the Lord with all of our heart means that we trust Him whether we understand it or not. Before we can put our complete trust in God in ALL things, we need to get rid of our pride, our desires, our plans and anything that depends on our understanding and human wisdom. The Bible says: “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (1 Corinthians 1:25 KJV) Our limited understanding can cause us to make wrong choices and lead us away from God. The Bible says: “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 16:25 KJV) We all have a choice to make. We can either live our life according to our own personal desires or we can live our life according to the Word of God. When we are going through sufferings and trials, we may ask: “Why is this happening to me?” We may never get the answer we want but we can know the truths of God’s Word and it tells us to trust Him no matter what happens. The Bible tells us that He even works things out for our good. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 KJV) This verse doesn’t say that God causes everything that happens. It also doesn’t say that all things are good. This verse says that God can work through any circumstance to bring a blessing to those who love Him. We may suffer but we should never lose our faith or feel hopeless. The Bible says: “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 KJV) We will not always understand why things are happening the way they are, but we can know that our troubles are only temporary. We can find hope when we put our trust in God and fix our eyes on the invisible eternal world rather than the material, temporary world. Respond to God’s Sovereign will in complete trust.