Proverbs 3: 5 – 6 Trust in the Lord, with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding but in all of your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will straighten out your way.
To trust in the Lord with all my heart means that I need to get my heart right with the Lord. That means humbling myself, admitting where I have gone my own way, turning around and going God’s way. Once I’ve done this (repentance) I can rest confident that whatever comes next, God will make things straighten out in the end. That word straighten, by the way, is a root word used in the verb “to plane”.
A carpenter uses a plane to shave off the rough edges of a board, so when the Lord straightens out our way it might feel a little like getting sanded down with a belt sander. But again, if I’ve made my heart right with God, I can trust that things are going to work out in my favor, even if the road to get there seems a bit rough. Sand paper is rough – but the end result is smooth and beautiful. Make your heart right with the Lord in any given area of your life and rest confident that He promises to straighten out your way.