Friday, 18 November 2016

Some trust

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright. Save, LORD! May the King answer us when we call. – Psalm 20.7-9

Some trust in chariots. Some trust in horses. Some trust in dollars or pounds or euro. Some trust in their flags and banners. Some trust in armies and guns and rockets. Some trust their presidents or prime ministers or taoisigh.

All those seem to be worthy of our trust. They are visible and clear and it is easy to sense their presence.

But the problem with all those things is that they are fleeting and apt to fail. Actually, they are more than apt to fail – they are sure to fail. They will always let us down. To some extent everything will let us down eventually.

That’s why David said ‘but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.’

There is only One who will never fail. There is only One we can always remember when things are going wrong. There is only One we can always trust.

We will remember the name of the Lord our God.

Sometimes it is easy to forget God when things get dark. He doesn’t force Himself on us. He is always there, but it is up to us to focus on Him instead of focusing on the bad stuff.

So when things get bad, as they sometimes will, we can choose to focus on the badness and cry and complain. Or, we can choose to remember the Lord our God who has always proven Himself worthy of our trust.

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