Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 (NIV)
What will you trust in? What will you come to rely on? Do these seem like complex and difficult questions for you to answer? I’m not sure. I will help you out. How so? I will tell you that there are only two answers to these questions. I don’t see how that could be possible. It’s really quite simple. You will either trust in me or in something or someone else. I get it. Do you? Yes, I do. Do you have an answer to my questions? Yes, I do.
I have tried trusting in just about everyone and everything other than you. For that, I am sorry. For that, I am confessing my sin and asking for your forgiveness. That’s good. You are forgiven. You know that. Yes, I do. What would you like to do differently? I would like to come to rely on you. I would like to place all my trust in you. That’s good. Do you see any problems with doing that? Yes, I do. Tell me about them. I could give my very best effort and not full rely on or trust in you. In fact, my very best efforts would be just one more way I would be trusting in myself. I can’t even come to rely on or trust in you without your help. No, you cannot. That is a very good realization on your part. You will need to teach me. You will need to train me. You will need to help me to come to rely on and trust in you. Yes, I will. Do you have any doubts about my desire to help you to come to rely on me, so you will place all your trust in me? I have no doubts about that. That’s good.
There is one thing you must learn to do right away. What’s that? You tell me. I will need to learn to ask you for your help. When will you ask for my help? I will ask for your help right away. I won’t delay in asking for your help. I won’t ask for your help as a last resort. I won’s ask for your help after I have exhausted my best efforts and every other possible alternative. Right away, means right away. Yes, it does. I will ask your help in the beginning. I will ask for your help in the middle. I will ask for your help in the end. There is no time or place that I will rely on myself or someone or something else. In every way and on every day, I will place all my trust in you. That will be very good.
Lord, I have trusted in money and material possessions. I have trusted in power, prestige and people. I have trusted in my gifts and talents and abilities. None of these are worthy of my trust. You alone are worthy of all my trust. I know that I can rely on you. Amen
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