“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7.
We all trust in something. When you are a capable person and life is stable and good, it is easy to trust in yourself, your family or friends, job, bank account, house or investments. At times in my life I have trusted in each of these things. The problem with doing so is that they are temporary, and thus any security I think I have which is based on them is illusory.
Life is risky. The only certain thing about life is that it is uncertain. We are not always capable. People are human and will disappoint, betray and die. We can lose our jobs and our houses, sometimes through no fault of our own. The stock market will take us on a teeth rattling ride and may crash. Trials and tragedy for each of us at some point are assured.
There is only one place where our trust is not misplaced. There is only One who is trustworthy.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6.
Just because we know Christ does not mean we will be saved from trouble. It simply means that we will be kept safe in His arms in the midst of trouble.
We will still experience difficulties in our relationships with our spouses, our children, our friends and neighbors. We will suffer pain and hardship at times. We will grieve, but not like those who have no hope. We don’t have to fear tomorrow, because we trust the One who is sovereign over yesterday, today and tomorrow.
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23.