We Trust In The Name of The Lord Our God

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 310 - Psalm 20:7 - We Trust In The Name Of The Lord Our God - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 310 – Psalm 20:7 – We Trust In The Name Of The Lord Our God – Growing As Disciples

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 (NIV)

My Trust

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

Key Question… How is placing your trust in the Lord helping you to overcome significant obstacles in life?

Living It Out… Place all your trust in the Lord rather than in someone or something other than Him.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord is worthy of your placing all your trust in Him.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are learning to place all your trust in the Lord.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you place all your trust in the Lord.

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Trust In The Name Of The Lord

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 239 - Psalm 20:4-9 - Trust In The Name Of The Lord - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 239 – Psalm 20:4-9 – Trust In The Name Of The Lord – Growing As Disciples

May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.  We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.  Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.  Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.  They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.  O LORD, save the king! Answer us when we call! Psalm 20:4-9 (NIV)

Will You Trust Me?

In what will you trust? Who will you rely on? Where will you place your faith? To whom will you make your requests? Why will your plans succeed? Those are all very good questions for which there is only one answer. Let me hear your answer. I will trust you. I will rely on you. I will place all my faith in you. I will make all my requests to you. You will be the recipient of all my prayers. My plans will only succeed for two reasons. First, the plans that will succeed would more properly be called your plans. You place hopes and dreams and desires and plans in my heart. I would be foolish and misguided if I thought they came from me. Every good and perfect gift comes from you. Every hope and dream and desire and plan I have within me does not originate with me. They all come to me as a gift from you. Those that don’t have no chance of succeeding, that is plain and simple. Can I think up plans that are not your plans? Yes, without a doubt. I have done that and trusted and relied on myself to accomplish them and experienced devastating defeats and miserable setbacks. We both know the difference between a plan that you have given me and a plan that I thought up all on my own. I have no interest in going down that road any longer. I don’t want to do that again. That’s good.

You mentioned two reason why your plans will succeed. Yes, I did. What is the second reason why your plans will succeed? Well, I already briefly mentioned the second reason. Say it again. To recap, first, I need your plan. Second, I need to trust and rely on you to accomplish your plan in and through me. It will do no good to have your plan but try to accomplish it by myself without your help. Either not having your plan or relying on myself to accomplish your plan with both end in dismal failure. That’s true. That’s right. That’s certain. Will you go and do what I ask you? Will you accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans? Yes, I will with all the power and strength that you give me. I will trust and rely on you to work in and through me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Good answer, you will have good success. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I have made the mistake of trusting in something and someone other than you. I have even trusted in myself. I know that any thought or plan or idea that is not rooted in trusting you will not succeed. I will place all my faith and hope and trust in you. Amen

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