Properly Placed Trust

“Some trust in chariots, some trust in horses; but we trust in the name of the Lord our God”
(Ps 20:7)

In other words, “Some people trust in their wealth; some trust in their wits; some trust in their looks; some trust in “the rules of the game;” some trust in the “goodness of others;” some trust in their self-help guru; some trust in “the process”. . .

But what really matters is: Do you trust in God?

To trust in something is to depend on that something.

You can choose to depend on something that is only temporary and will, therefore, let you down one day (most often, when you need it most).

Or you can depend on the Lord God Almighty, “who was and is and always will be.” (Rev. 1:8)

Consider that God made you just the way you are, and that He loves you more than you can imagine.

“Before you were born, I knew you.” (Ps. 139:13)

God is not limited by time and space, so take heart that He will always be with you.

“I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” (Heb. 13:5)

Wealth, possessions, friends, family – these are gifts from God, given so that we may rejoice and be merry. But sadly, nothing lasts forever.

Except for the Lord God…

“The grass withers, the flower fades; but the Word of God will stand forever.” (Isa 40:8)

Remember what Jesus said to the rich and successful self-made man:

“You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the possessions you have stored up, whose will they be now?” (Luke 12:20)

There is nothing wrong with wealth or possessions. If you have them, enjoy them! But they should never take precedence over God.

“[These things] will collapse and fall… but we shall rise and rise again.” (Ps. 20:8)


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