…I put my trust in you v3
…in God I trust v4
In God I trust… v11
David raises the subject of trust in God in many of his Psalms. In fact trust is a key feature of the Psalms. In Psalm 71v3 the Psalmist (Which many believe was written by David) states:
“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth”.
In Psalm 20 verse 7 David declares where his trust is placed when he writes:
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God”.
In this verse David is presenting a contrast of choices: trusting in yourself and others, or trusting in God. One broke this verse down in the following way: Some trust in their Government, Some trust in their Gold but we will trust in our God.
In Psalm 56 a Psalm which is made up of just 13 verses David reiterates His trust is in God on no less than three occasions as listed above.
It has be said however that we are most thankful to God for our government leaders, our medical staff and health service and all our support groups and frontline workers whatever their role may be for all they are doing to see the general population through these days of uncertainty due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It is vital we uphold them in prayer and support them in any way we can including social distancing and obeying the instructions of our government. We are also thankful to God for the economic packages our governments are putting in place to help us through this crisis.
That said as believers in Jesus our ultimate trust is in God who is Sovereign Lord overall and is in complete control even though we might mere mortals may not fully understand what is going on.
As believers and followers of Jesus we can have the same assurance and certainty as the hymn writer Ira F. Stanphill when he wrote the following verses of the song, “I know who holds tomorrow”:
I don't know about tomorrow
I just live for day to day
I don't borrow from the sunshine
For it's skies may turn to gray
I don't worry o'er the future
For I know what Jesus said
And today I'll walk beside Him
For He knows what lies ahead
Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand
The following is a way I came across which helps us to consciously and intentionally put our trust in God:
T is for talking with God
R is relying on God
U is understanding God
S is for seeking God
T is for the truth of God
We need to be continually in prayer. We need to have our total reliance in God recognising that He is the Alpha and Omega and knows the beginning and the ending. We need to understand that His ways are not our ways but that His ways are perfect. We need to be asking, seeking and knocking: (Matthew 7v7-8) recognising that God’s ear is open to our prayer and that He honours persistence. We need to be persistent in seeking his face. We need to be much in the scriptures of truth the Bible getting nourishment for our souls, promises to hold on to and instructions for our daily living.
Like David of old let us be resolute in our TRUST IN GOD. He will see us through.