Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
+++but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 20:7 (NIV)

 

Prayer:

Gracious God, sometimes it’s easier to trust in things I can see, things I can touch, things I can control. I don’t trust in chariots and horses, but I do put my confidence in technology, in careful planning, and in hard work. I trust the people in my life to be faithful and diligent, to follow through on their commitments.

A black and white image of woman's hands holding a crossSuch acts of trust are not necessarily wrong, but they are wrong when they take the place of my trust in you. I confess that there are times – too many of them – when I rely on everything else but you. For too often, I lean mainly on myself. I think that if I just work hard enough, try hard enough, pray hard enough, and worry hard enough, that things will work out. Forgive me, Lord, for my misplaced trust.

Today I renew my trust in you, O God. I remember your trustworthiness in the past, your goodness piled up in my life, your mercy when I fail, your love that never lets me go. Yes, I trust you, Lord: with my work and my family, with my projects and my health, with my hopes and my fears, my longings and my losses. Thank you for being such a trustworthy God! Amen.

Ponder Throughout the Day:

You can trust in God because God is trustworthy.

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commentary:
Trusting God in the Face of Institutional Pressure (Psalm 20)