Pro 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
The wisest encouragement any of us can receive is to totally trust God. That is to have total confidence which by definition is a reliance or resting of the mind on the love, faithfulness, integrity, truthfulness, justice of God. While a total transfer of trust from self to God is a battle, we must train our senses by the word to exercise it anyway.
We must have a continual regard to God’s providence both by faith and prayer. By faith we respond to the entire confidence in the wisdom, power, and goodness of God, assuring ourselves of the extent of His providence to all the creatures and all their actions. With this faith, we believe that He is able to do what He purposes. To not lean on our own understanding is to say that by submission and satisfaction, we depend upon Him to perform all things for us. Those who truly know themselves cannot but find their own understanding to be a broken reed that will certainly fail us. If we could not find God in our own wisdom, how do we think we can now lean on our own understanding to find the way? Trust the Lord for His acceptance. Trust His righteousness for justification; in His blood for pardon; in His fulness for the supply of all your needs. Trust in His power for protection and preservation for in Him alone is our salvation and eternal life.