But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You. Psalm 5:11
Trust is important, wouldn’t you say? Think for a moment about all the times in any given day when you use or need trust.
You trust your mechanic when you get into your car. You trust your grocery store when you eat your food. You have a measure of trust for the other drivers on the road when you drive. You trust the makers of your chairs when you sit down, your employees when you assign tasks to them, and your employers when you accomplish tasks for them.
Trust is the currency of all your relationships. You will only go as deep with a person as you can trust them.
Trust is important. Equally important is knowing whom we trust.
Consider the things you are facing in life right now, and then think of the person or organization you trust to solve that specific problem. Do you trust the government for welfare? Do you even trust the government to make America a moral place to live through its legislations?
Do you trust the people of authority in your life to do something for you? I have this happen to me all the time, where people insist on seeing me because I’m the senior pastor. They tell me, I need to get off of alcohol; I need you to help me. And all I can say is, I will do everything I can, but the best I can do is to send you to some guys I know who used to be stuck on alcohol, but now they love Jesus.
No, I need you to help me.
It seems that sometimes I just can’t get people to see the truth that I am not the one they need. Who they really need is Jesus, but they come to me like I’m the only one who can fix them.
Don’t put your trust in me. Don’t put your trust in your job, or your possessions, or your government, or your friends. All of these things will disappoint you eventually.
Trust in God. He is your protector, defender, and deliverer. He is the one you need.
Prayer Father God,
I choose to rejoice in You, because I do trust in You for all my needs! I choose to guard my heart for You, not trusting in anything else. Please help me by Your Spirit to stand firm as I put my trust in You.