v5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
v6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
We read in the above passage that God knows His plans for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). For this reason, we assume that living in obedience and rendering service to God will be easy, without pain.
At the moment of pain, it can be difficult to understand how pain and suffering are no plans to harm us, but to reveal the glory of God.
God says, He has overcome the darkness, he has overcome the world (John 1:5). Our pain does not reflects God’s weakness, lack of control, or dishonesty to us. Its only there because we cannot yet see the full plan of God for us.
At some point in time God does not want us to understanding what he want to do, as a result He hides it from His servants.
At that time, we does not need perfect understanding to choose God’s will. Rather than to just follow Him blindly. The good practice of a Christian is to live and act in the belief that God is good and will honor His Word.
Trust in the Lord with all thy heart. Wholly and securely rely upon God’s wisdom, power, and goodness, and upon his providence and promises, for direction and help in all thine ways not minding the wind or storm.
Lean not to your own understanding. Think not to accomplish your designs by the strength of your own understanding without God’s blessing.
He knows what benefits us. He is able to free us from that which will harm us. Therefore, it is our duty to place our confidence wholly in Him, and to trust not to our own understanding.
This is how a Christian follow God blindly. Not thinking he can’t do it. Just believe that if “He will” he can do it.