But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”” (Psalm 31:14, ESV)

The Complete Word Study Bible says that the word trust “expresses the feeling of safety and security that is felt when one can rely on someone or something else.” Think about this for a minute, the alternative to trusting in God is either a. to trust in some other person/deity than yourself, or b. to trust in yourself over anyone and anything else.  How trustworthy are you, dear reader, in the long scheme of your life?  How powerful are you?  Did you choose your parents?  Your race? Your socio-economic status?  Your specific geographical location?  Have you proved yourself trustworthy in any and every situation of your life?  Can you count on yourself when you have an incurable illness and are staring down the barrel of eternity?

David is onto something here.  We can trust in the Lord, indeed God wants us to trust in him.  David has chosen well and wisely.  He does not trust in himself.  He does not put ultimate trust in any other human person. He does not trust in any other so-called god.  He trusts in God alone.  The God who created time, the universe, and the earth is David’s God…and he can be our God also.

 

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