Thursday, April 19, 2012

What do you trust?

Or rather who do you trust?
Psalm 20:7 "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."
We are all trusting in something. And my bet, is that you're putting your trust in chariots and horses rather than the Lord. I was. And until recently I didn't realize just how much I was doing so. My Dad had open heart surgery 8 days ago and until that point I was trusting in the safety, comfort, and security of my family. My family has always been there for me, my family will always be there for me. Well that was rocked when Dad had to have such a major surgery. Surely then, I would put my trust in God fully, right? But no, the next chariot and horse for me was doctors and medicine. One doctor described my Dad's surgery as "a piece of cake." Then I felt at peace. Finally, I could rest assure that my Dad would be OK! But then the next doctor gave his opinion - piece of cake was not in his diagnosis and he also said the surgery needed to be moved up a month earlier. Family security, doctors and medicine, chariots and horses. Then and finally and only then - I realized there is only one to trust. Only one who will never leave, only one who will never forsake, only one who holds me in the palm of his hand - the Lord our God.
So what are your horses and chariots? Who do you trust above God and will it always be there? When it comes down to it are you looking to the approval of others, positive reputation, forever friends, good grades, athletic success, steady job, dating relationship...what if those were threatened? What if those were taken away?
For me it was some trust in doctors and some in medicine but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Thank goodness God got me to that point before the surgery. Thank goodness I was relying on him and not man. I had an undeniable peace that day that could come from only one person: Jesus.
What about you?
BTW - Dad is home from the hospital and doing well in his recovery!

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