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. [Psalm 20:7-8]
I hate reflective questions. Don’t you?
Not because they are not good questions, mostly because I don’t enjoy having to be honest when it comes to giving an answer.
Trust is the foundation of all great relationships. Be it between spouses, parents and children, friends and even between work colleagues. Without trust something is missing.
We display what we trust in by whether our actions follow our words. If we say we believe in God yet live in a way contrary to that statement then are making ourselves less deserving of another persons trust.
Chariots and horses. Things that make us feel strong and secure, give us protection, or a sense of well-being. These are the objects that we think will keep us. That we can build our life upon. Yet they are temporary, have cause to fail and can leave us through different circumstances.
The Name of the Lord. I know, it can seem very easy to say this but the truth is as believer this what gives me strength, security, protection and well-being. God is our refuge, our strong tower. It is a rock on which to stand, from where you be established and stay upright.
So we need to answer the question, whether we like it or not. Where is our trust? What or who has our trust? How does it compare with the One who will never fail? If you feel a bit wobbly through stuff that’s happening, why not call on the Name of the Lord and see what He can do.