Learning to Trust

“For I will not trust in my bow, nor will my sword save me. But You have saved us from our adversaries, and You have put to shame those who hate us. In God we have boasted all day long, and we will give thanks to Your name forever.” (Ps 44:6-8)
 
Trust is a tricky thing. It is often easier to trust in yourself – after all, you know ‘you’ better than anyone, and can therefore, comfortably assume that you will not backstab yourself.
 
Putting your trust in yourself is the path of least resistance, but it has its drawbacks.
 
What if the problem is bigger than you can handle? What if “my” bow and “my” sword fail me in the moment that I need them most? Perhaps I can trust my intentions, but I can’t always trust my success rate. At very best, when we boast in ourselves we find a mixed bag of victories mingled with failures and good intentions connected to bad results.
 
Trust in yourself may be easier, but trust in God is better. Trusting an unseen God takes faith (not blind faith… there are plenty of good evidences that He exists and is a rewarder of those who seek Him), but faith in an unseen and powerful God beats putting my faith in a seen and obviously flawed me.
 
God is good all the time. Can you say that of yourself?
 
“for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23)
 
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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