Beyond the Weekend

December 30 | Trust

December 30, 2022


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 3:5-6

Read: Proverbs 3:5-6
Proverbs 3


Today we conclude our look back at the verses we memorized as part of the Bible Memory Practice with Proverbs 3:5-6. In these verses, we focus on trusting God. Like loving God with all our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37-39), these verses teach us to trust God with all we have. We trust God when we believe he can and will do what is best for us. The author here urges us to give up our agendas and instead rely on God’s ways. We can be confident that God will show us the best path for our life through his wisdom, power and goodness. God desires us to invite him into every situation, and ask for his direction, not just in hard things but in everyday events too.

As we come to depend on God, he will keep us on his path and away from sin (Psalm 119:11). He will continue to do his good work in us (Philippians 1:6) and grow the fruit of the Spirit in us (Galatians 5:22-23). And when the path seems challenging, we can trust that God is still working for our good (Romans 8:28). As we grow in trust and submission to him, we can set aside anxiety and, through prayer, experience his peace (Philippians 4:5b-7).


Review Proverbs 3:5-6. Reflect on how God used the Bible verses you memorized to draw you closer to him. As you plan for 2023, commit to continuing Bible memory as a practice. Share your plan with a family member or friend who can journey with you, encourage you and help hold you accountable to continue this coming year.


Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse! View previous verses at

ROMANS 12:10
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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