I Love This Chapter! I believe it was the first passage I was ever required to remember (Christian school). That was 34 years ago. Precious memories flood my soul with each verse that I reread.
When it comes to "life verses," the wonderful words of 5 and 6 are probably the most popular among all believers:
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. Trust and Acknowledge. Some may think it to be oversimplification, but there is no better way to approach a complicated life than with this simple motto.
Do we believe that God orders and orchestrates the events of our lives? For me, it is obvious. Retrospection has always revealed to me the wisdom of God in plan and direction and implementation of God's will for me in my moments, days and seasons of life. I only wish I had been more cooperative with His plan. It would be best if my clay were more malleable in the capable hands of the Potter.
My goal today is to trust my Maker whole-heartedly, acknowledging Him in every decision so that my paths will be God directed, each one leading me a step closer to home.