Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Constitutional Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:5
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
The words "trust in the Lord" echo the command of Deuteronomy 6:5 to love God with all our being. The word trust is complemented by the verb "lean". Trusting in God is a conscious dependence on God, much like leaning on a tree for support. The idea is reinforced here by the command to acknowledge Him, which means to observe Him and get to know Him in the process of living. In doing so, a person finds time and time again that God smooths out paths.