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Trusting God Alone

Psalm 20:6-8 (ESV)

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.


Reflection

In the chapter of Psalms where we find today’s scriptures, we see a prayer. It was a prayer from King David and he was praying for victory in battle. We see that David knew that God’s power was bigger and better than any chariot or horse. He knew that it was wiser to put his trust in God, rather than man.

The first three words of this scripture immediately stuck out to me. It says, “Now I know” (verse 6). David had confidence. He had faith and he had full trust in God. He didn’t question. He knew. Typically, when we have challenges or battles that come into our life, our natural tendency is to question. We start to wonder if we really “know.” David, though in a situation that was difficult, did not waver. He knew that God was on His side and that God would rescue him. He trusted in God alone.

I find myself longing to have the same faith that David had. To know that in any challenge that comes my way, God is faithful, and I am to put my faith and trust in Him alone. David knew that others may trust in chariots and horses, but that would fail them. People will fail us, which we should expect. We are all human, and we will all fail because we are imperfect. Yet I find comfort knowing that God will never fail us, as long as we keep our eyes open to what He is calling us to do, and we put our full trust in Him. Our strength and power comes from God. We can go through the challenges that come into our life only because of Him. Will it be easy? Probably not; but that does not mean we should just give up. Our confidence and our hope should be found in God alone. He is the One who we can trust with our life. He will always show Himself to be faithful. Isaiah 58:9a states that, “Then when you call, the Lord will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.” God is faithful. He is good. We should trust in Him alone.


Action Steps

1. Listen to the song “Faithful God” by I Am They. Reflect on who God is and how He has been faithful in your life!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzN0SrtWwlE 

2. Think about anything that may be stopping you from putting your full trust in God and offer it up to Him in full surrender today.


Prayer
 
God, I thank You for being a God that is faithful, and who I can have complete trust in. Help me to always remember how You have been faithful through the challenges. Help me to know that I can put my full trust in You and that You will never fail me. In each and every situation, I want to put my trust in You alone. Help me to see life through Your eyes instead of my own. I love You, Lord. Amen.