Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 (NIV)
That is a good question. What is a good question? Where will I place my trust? That is the question that is on my mind. It is easy to say that I will place all my trust in you. It is another thing altogether to actually place all my trust in you. How do you know that? Many times, I have made the mistake of placing my trust in myself, someone else, or in something else. Tell me more about what you have trusted. I have trusted my own gifts and talents and abilities. I have trusted my own wisdom and power and strength. I have trusted my own money and resources. Was your trust well placed in these things? No, not at all. When it comes right down to it, I’m not all that gifted or talented or wise or strong. I don’t have all that much money or resources either. So, trusting in myself has not been wise. What else have you trusted? I have trusted other people. I may have a bleak view of things. But other people are even more untrustworthy than my trusting in myself. I’m not down on people. It just that, we are all flawed. We are all weak. We all take missteps. We all make mistakes. We all sin. To rely on someone else is no better and has frequently been worse than relying on myself. What else have you trusted? I have trusted in circumstances. I have blindly believed that everything would work out fine in the end. I guess that would be trusting in fate. How has that worked out for you? Not really well, trusting in circumstances is probably the most unreliable of all things to trust. Sometimes, things work out and sometimes they don’t. I can see why the question of who you are going to trust is on your mind.
Who would you like to trust? How would you like to live your life differently? Where do you want to place all your trust? I want to place my trust in you. I will place all my trust in you. That will be very good. What will be a sign to you that you are placing all your trust in me? I think the content of my prayers will tell me if I am or am not placing my trust in you. How so? If I am not praying and asking for your help, then I can’t possibly be placing my trust in you. If I am praying and continually asking for your help, then I won’t be relying on myself. The minute I stop praying and asking for your help will be a sign to me that I have started, once again, to place my trust in myself, someone else, or in something else other than you. So, I will keep on praying. I will keep on asking for your help. I will keep on relying on you. I will keep on placing all my trust in you. That will be very good.
Lord, I don’t understand every difficult circumstance, significant obstacle, or tremendous battle in life. All I know is that you are worthy of my placing all my trust in you. You will be with me. You will help me to overcome. You will keep me moving forward with you. Amen
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