How to Move On [Proverbs 3:5 Devotional]

How to Move On [Proverbs 3:5 Daily Devotional]

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5

This might be what we call a “classic” verse. We use this one a lot to help console people who are going through a hard time or who don’t know what to do next. Regardless of its “classic” status and regardless of the reasons it’s used now, this verse is incredibly encouraging. We’re able to fully trust God in his ways and lean on him even when we don’t understand. It’s through that trust and dependence that our way forward is made known.

How to Move On

This verse is for you who feel stuck. What do you do when you don’t know what to do or where to go? You trust in the Lord, lean on his understanding, and submit yourself to him. It’s then that your path is revealed.

Develop your trust in the Lord by praying and spending time with God. Doing this gives you time to reflect on what the Lord has done in your life. It also helps you recognize what he’s doing now, which, in turn, reveals God’s trustworthiness. You’ve been able to trust him so far, so you know he’ll be faithful in the future.

You can lean on his understanding by reading the Bible. I recommend sticking to the New Testament because that’s where Jesus is. Learn about everything Jesus did and how he acted. Gather wisdom from him and apply it to your life. It’s my hope that you can use these devotionals as a starting point in learning how to apply Scripture.

Lastly, you can submit yourself to God by applying what you learn in the Bible. Serve others, give generously, and pray for others. This is what Jesus did, and it’s what’s expect of you, too.


Father, thank you for your wisdom. Give me the strength to do the things you’ve called me to do. Help me to develop my trust in you, lean on your understanding, and submit myself to you. It’s in Jesus’s name I pray, amen.

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