Psalm 118: 8, 9: It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.
Psychologists say that trust is the basis of any relationship. You must trust in that person before you can build on any relationship. Patrick Lencioni, leadership guru who has written many books, talks about the first element of a team is trusting in the people of that team. To trust is to have a certainty or a belief in a person, to have faith in their character.
When you trust God, you believe in His character. Through life’s experiences, you have formed an idea of who He is. Who do you know Him to be? Sometimes when He seems less than faithful, less than kind, less than attentive, less than… [you insert the adjective], it is because He has not met up to our standard of what we believe it should look like. Was God really not answering your prayer or was it that He answered in His timing, not yours? Was God really not caring about your situation, or was it that He answered in a whole different way than what you expected?
The Psalmist knew that his big, bad scary, Goliath moments were overwhelming. Life’s circumstances were causing the Psalmist to fear, to dread, to figure his way out of the situation.
Until he realized that God’s character superseded life’ circumstances.
How easy it is easy to trust in our bank account, in our own abilities to solve a problem, and in the resources that seem more readily available than where God is at the moment. Those things are not trustworthy. Those resources are not certain, but God is. Those big, bad scary Goliath moments can be given to God who remains faithful. You can trust Him.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 119:105-136