May 14, 2021
Trusting In The Wrong Things
Psalm 20:7 (KJV) Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
It is easy to get caught up in the weight of sin and the constraints of this world and to shuffle our reliances around to what seems right and feels suitable according to the state of our current situation. This kind of faulty thinking causes many lost or wayward hearts to fear and to fumble in their immediate future, changing alliances according to the state of their current circumstances at the drop of a hat. As this verse states, some people will place trust in armies, government leaders, etc. However, none of these things are reliable sources for the long term.
It is easy to place trust in something we can see, hear, and touch with our senses. However, nothing besides trusting in God is secure or will last forever. Putting faith in God is placing hope in someone more significant than ourselves, of which we cannot see from our limited viewpoint from this earth. This fact alone causes many souls to turn from hoping in God to placing their trust in something or someone tangible in this world, for they cannot see Him at work in the situation at hand.
God does not work on our feelings and in our immediate circumstances. God does an inner work not physically seen. God works in softened hearts and clears the mind of things of this world, and He will sometimes choose to change our circumstances, but not always. The reality is that placing faith in God is sight unseen (Hebrew 11:1) and depends upon His soul work to bring it to pass.
Like Rahab, we must hear and understand God and place trust in Him for the spiritual work He promises will take place. We can rest assured that God will accomplish what He has promised, for He is eternally reliable.
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