Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7
Our money claims: “In God we trust.” You will also find that written on many police cars, license plates, and some government buildings. We often like to see words and phrases that we think are good. Do we really trust in God?
What do you trust? Who do you trust? Does it matter? Everyone trusts in something or someone. Maybe you trust in yourself. Maybe you trust in your wealth or your intelligence.
The meaning of “trust” from the dictionary: firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. “Firm belief” or faith. To be able to trust, there must be an ability or strength. If I believe that I have the needed ability or strength, what else do I need?
When I read the Psalms, I think about David and what he writes. David was a mighty man of valor and very successful in battle, but he never takes the credit for his success. He always gives God the credit and the glory. He always knew where to place his trust. Even with all of his strength and that of his mighty men, he still placed his trust in God where he found the source of his strength.
We must come to the point where we realize that there is only one place for us to put our trust. We must be careful to not allow Satan to convince us that we can just trust in ourself or in our ability. This is a distraction and gets our focus off of the One that we can trust.
Our trust in God is not just for the things that we think we cannot control or accomplish on our own. Our trust needs to be for every aspect of our lives at all times. “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalm 62:8. If we know that God is trustworthy, then why do we fail to trust Him?
Sometimes, we get impatient because something is not going as we planned or wanted. That leads to our determination that we need to get in there and do something ourselves. Maybe God is too busy or just doesn’t understand how urgent our need is. That is how our enemy works on our minds.
Trusting God also means trusting His time and His method. I know that many times God has provided for my need or circumstance in ways that I had not expected, nor would I have chosen. It seems to me that sometimes God simply chooses a method that leaves no doubt it was His doing so that we might be clear in our choice of trusting Him.
What we can certainly know is that God sees far ahead of what we can see. Therefore, His ability to work out the best solution is far greater than ours. If we trust Him for our eternal salvation, why would minor issues of this world not deserve His trust as well?