A Season of Psalms - Psalm 20:7
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
“In God We Trust” is the official motto of the United States. In today’s day and age, we don’t trust in much. According to a recent poll in The Atlantic, only 1/3 of Americans trust their government to do what is right, down 14 points from last year. 42 percent of Americans trust the media, which is relatively unchanged from one year ago. Trust is falling in the United States and other countries where the political climate has been characterized as “tumultuous,” and of the 28 countries surveyed in The Atlantic’s poll, America is home to the least-trusting informed public. Distrust continues to grow.
As David was writing this psalm, he recognized that some were putting their faith in chariots and horses which were short-term signs of strength but would fail them in the long-term. We don’t rely on chariots and horses per se today, but in today’s vernacular, the world is putting its trust in money, power, and fame. Again, short-term gain, long-term loss.
But there’s good news today and every day! There is Someone we can trust who will never disappoint us or let us down. In fact, we can put our whole trust in Him and He will come through for us each and every time. Rather than trust in anything the world offers, let’s offer the world the One they can trust. We trust in the name of the Lord our God! He never fails!
Further Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-8; Isaiah 26:3-4
Pray with me:
‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word, just to rest upon His promise, just to know “Thus saith the Lord.” Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him! How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er. Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust Him more! This is our prayer, Lord, in Jesus’ name, Amen.