Befuddled and Learning to Lean

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…Proverbs 3:5

If you’re anything like me, you sometimes walk around with a completely befuddled look on your face because of what is happening in the world. National economies are in turmoil, near genocides are occurring even as I write, earthquakes and floods wipe out entire areas, and there’s just a general sense that “all is not right with the world.”

And you’d be absolutely correct: All of these things are happening and all is not right with the world.

But you also need peace inside about it because it can be quite maddening.

A simple song written by John Stallings in 1969 can help us out here. You’ve probably sung it a few times.

Learning to lean, Learning to lean;
Learning to lean on Jesus…
Finding more power than I’ve ever dreamed,
I’m learning to lean on Jesus.

But here is the verse that gets overlooked:

You know, so many times
I’ve been sad and broken hearted
and I’ve knelt down in prayer
and I’ve found God’s peace that’s so serene;
And I’ve learned that all God will ask…
is a child like trust and faith and a heart
that’s willing and learning to lean.

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