Proverbs 3:5-6 – The Third Party Rule


 trustProverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

As many of you know, Proverbs 3:5-6 is Tracye and I’s life verse. We often refer to it as “the third party rule.”


Why is that?

Because when you have done all you reasonably can about a situation, the only thing left is to put it into God’s Hands and then walk away.

It is called “trusting in the Lord.”

In these days of being “purpose driven” and our “living our right lives now,”  trusting in the Lord has become a forgotten truth that I believe many need to relearn.

See, often we toil with daily trials when in reality we have a father in heaven who will take care of stuff for us.

Now am I talking about some sugar daddy in the sky? No, not at all.

I am one who believes in doing the best you can with what the Lord has provided for you, but when you have hit the end of your limited abilities, then the Lord is there to take matters over and make them right again.

We are coming into some hard times here in the US and things are going to get worse before they get better. I think it is important that we start stepping back from the world, and start surrounding ourselves with the things and ways of the Lord. The only way that we are going to survive the coming storm is to learn to get back to the simple things in life.

See when we are living a simple life the enemy does not have us rushing around for this, that and other things. It is like we have the time to smell the roses and take in all the blessings God has provided for us.

The more we are able to “trust in the Lord and lean not on our own understanding” the more life is easier and the stress is melted away.

This past month or so has really been trying here at the Gano home. We have been coming under some major attach from just about every direction. But through all of this we have trusted in the Lord to see us through and to also direct our paths.

We are not out of the woods yet and yes bills are piling up. But in all of this we know that God will provide, all we need to do is “trust in the lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding.”

Want a rich life with little stress?

Make Proverbs 3:5-6 your life verse and truly live it daily. It will make a huge difference in your life. It has for Tracye and I, I know He will do it for you too.

Take that step of faith and just Trust Him. You will be glad you did.


By Ray Gano