With All Your Heart

God’s timing…….why am I always amazed at how the Lord gives my soul comfort at precisely the moment I need it? Sitting in the van today, TBI symptoms flaring and tears starting, the Lord directed me to my favorite bible verse via brother Ryan’s post, ‘In All Your Ways.

Proverbs 3:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I was instantly quieted and comforted as I struggled to fight the intense nausea due to an overloaded brain. I went back over twenty years to my grocery store job at Winn Dixie. I remember cutting out of construction paper a red heart and writing out that verse (Proverbs 3:5) on it then taping it up on the glass partition separating me from my customers. My eyes often fell on those words over the long hours while I iced and decorated cakes. I used it to comfort myself in the early days of marriage, growing up in the marriage, and learning the ropes of life. But then, God used my red heart bible verse to encourage others…….others came and told me how it blessed them and gave them hope.

And that verse came back to me again today! Today God whispered to my heart lean not on your OWN understanding. How freeing is this? So completely freeing since I really don’t understand what’s going on in my life or why. I’m free to just trust that God knows and understands not me. His guidance and knowledge is the light that lights my path ahead. I can rest fully in His sovereign care while I have no answers.

He also whispered to my heart in ALL your ways. Not 50%, 75% or even 99%…….ALL of my heart given to the Lord in full surrender and trust. Trusting in His guidance and direction. Trusting in His provision and timing. Trusting that He will guide and direct me as I cry out to Him in a posture of full submission.

These verses from Proverbs are so very uplifting! I praise God for the blessing and gift of His word as He uses it to quiet my heart.

Much love,

Viv ❀

Author: Viv

I'm a spoonie Blogger grieving the loss of my husband who went home 2/13/22.

71 thoughts on “With All Your Heart”

    1. Thank you for praying for us Deborah. It’s amazing how those verses I learned in Sunday School in the 80s are powerful and equipping to this day. God is so good to remind us of truths we know yet sometimes forget to cling onto. Blessings my friend. β€πŸ€—

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  1. Dear Viv, thank you for sharing how you struggled to let go and surrender your complete trust in Him.
    God loves you, cares for you and looks after every little thing. May you continue to lean on Him.
    This was a blessing and encouragement to read. πŸ’™πŸ€—

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    1. Dear Heavenly Father,
      In the name of Jesus we ask for you to please help Rebekah today. Lord, she can’t get out of bed, she’s in pain, and she’s very weak. You know how much she’s hurting at this moment and I ask you to please ease her suffering and grant her rest, strength and peace. Please calm her spirit with the Comfort of your Holy Spirit and minister to her heart today. Thank you for her, her love for you, her perseverance, and her faith. We love you and need you so much Jesus. In your most Holy Name we pray.


  2. Vivian, I identify, and I empathize. I have cried many such tears to God, too. And, he keeps teaching me, too, to trust him in all things, and to believe that he is absolutely sovereign over all things, that he is in control, and that he has a purpose for everything, and that he is working all things out in conformity to his will for my life, and for the lives of others, too. I just have to keep believing, keep trusting, keep surrendering, and keep submitting to him, even when I don’t understand. Praying for you today that you will be comforted by his love and grace. Love to you! Sue

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    1. Dear Sue, I’m blessed by your comforting words and how you empathize. It’s hard when the trials of life leave us crying out saying, why? But, God always comforts and although I have no answers I think He is our God of compassion and understands the whys. I do agree, the surrender is ongoing……to keep surrendering. Yes! Amen. I cherish those prayers dear lady and may God bless you today. πŸ€—β€

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      1. God bless you, too, Vivian. All glory goes to God. It all comes from him. We walk by faith and not by sight. Be good to yourself! And, keeping walking by faith even when you don’t have the answers.

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  3. These verses in Proverbs are always a blessing to me too. God tells us to trust with all of our heart. I’m learning day by day. He is faithful to take care of us. Thanks Vivian. πŸ’•

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  4. Wow! This was like a domino effect Viv! Ryan shared what God laid on his heart, and it touched you! And then you shared and it touched me! What a great reminder that we should trust in Him and not our own devices! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ€—

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    1. That is so good to hear how it touched your heart Renee! Isn’t that just how Christian fellowship holds such treasure? Amen! I’m thankful for your comment and for relating to me how God’s always using His word and soldiers to help us! πŸ’žπŸ€—πŸ΅πŸ΅


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