When you have a decision to make, do you focus on God and His Word or on the problem you’re facing? Are you quick to follow someone else’s advice, or simply follow your own plan, before seeking guidance in the Scriptures? Although your plan may seem like the most promising option, if you have left God out, it’s very possible you’ve become an obstacle to what He desires for you. When you are tempted to take matters into your own hands, remember the Lord’s guidance: “In quietness and trust is your strength” (Isaiah 30:15). When you follow Him, He’ll guide you to the optimal path for your life.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, June 2, 2021.