I participate in a daily online Bible devotion with a lovely group of ladies. The coordinator is an amazing, blogging, long time homeschooling mom that I met in a community on Google + last year. We have agreed to read a Psalm a day for the year and so far I am loving it! As a matter of fact, I’m loving it so much that I have decided to share it with all of you. This morning, I chose to read Psalm 20, and this is what is says:
Psalm 20 King James Version (KJV)
1 The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion;
3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfill all thy counsel.
5 We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions.
6 Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call.
The verse that sticks out the most for me is verse 7 “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” That verse made me reflect on where my faith lies. Often I claim to have faith in God, but when things don’t go my way, doubt begins to sneak in. Meanwhile, I trust that my car will start when I need to run errands, I trust that the thermostat in my house will keep my home at a cozy temperature. I trust my phone to tell me what time it is and to let me know when someone is trying to contact me. When these items fail, I go and get them fixed and I continue to trust them even after they have failed me. But when it comes to God, one small disappointment with the answer that He has given me causes me to fear, waver or loose faith. I need to realize that God has everything in control and He knows whats best for me. He loves me enough to tell me “no” or “wait” because He knows the beginning and the end and is doing everything to make sure everything works out for my good in the end. My prayer is that we will fully believe and trust Him. That we will set up our banners in the name of the Lord. That we will believe in the saving strength of His right hand ALWAYS no matter what!