I have been mulling over trust for a while. I have been asking myself, when things go bad, where do I turn *first,* where do I place my trust?
Psalm 20:7 lists just a couple of things that some people trust in (i.e. chariots and horses) and contrasts it to what David and his peeps trust in (i.e. the Lord).
"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, / but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."
In more modern times, some people trust in other tangible items, such as weapons, or social constructs, such as political parties.
Where is your trust in?
Do you trust in your strength (that will fail)?
Do you trust in your bank account (where identity theft and unplanned expenses can drain)?
Do you trust in people (who are only human and they will let you down)?
Do you trust in your intellectual ability (where accidents can knock a few IQ points off)?
Do you trust in your status (even though people rise and fall in status a lot)?
Do you trust in your job (which can be lost)?
Do you trust in weapons (that can be taken from you or hurt those you love)?
Is it in God you trust (Deut. 31:6 promises that He will never leave or forsake us)?
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”"