Daily Devotional

Soft Is Hard

by Lorna Zink on February 23, 2021

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”  Proverbs 3:5

Many of you have heard of Stephen Covey. He wrote the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. After he had done many years of counseling leaders in various organizations including Fortune 500 companies where money/profit was considered the “hard stuff”, people at last realized that the opposite is true. After the Enron debacle there came a hue and cry for leaders who were trustworthy. In fact, the “soft stuff” was and is the “hard stuff” (both most important and sometimes difficult). Stephen Covey eventually wrote another book, “The 8th Habit”, about trustworthiness and kindness in leadership.

As I grew in my Christian spirituality, I really appreciated that God and Jesus are trustworthy. With them we can have total trust. It is such an extraordinary and beautiful gift. I learned that power and money are not what is important or what should be depended upon.

Job 32:24-28 puts it well:  “If I have put my trust in gold or said, ‘Gold, you are my security’, if I have rejoiced over my great wealth and fortune my hand had gained, if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendor so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage, then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.”

Proverbs 3:5 calls us to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” 

We are living in challenging times. Let us thank God for His love and faithfulness and that we can trust in Him.

Previous Page