Banking Collapse! Rumors of War! Where Is Your Trust?
David writes “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7).
The news this week has been dominated with some frightening headlines. Many are worried that global markets have been weakened by rising interest rates and record inflation are poised for a collapse.
Those who worry have put their trust in “chariots and horses.” This phrase in the Psalm was a way of conveying a trust and reliance on government power and military might. This was exactly what I thought of when news broke that the sixth largest bank in the US failed in a 48 hour time period. Immediately our federal government stepped in and said, “don’t worry.” For the moment the markets have calmed down. Why? Some trust in chariots and some in horses.
I don’t have faith in world systems. They fail. They fall. They perish.
This is why David reminds us that we trust in the name of the Lord our God!
Back up that Psalm for a moment and let David’s words encourage you. “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May He send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! May He remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah.” (Psalm 20:1-3)
What a precious reminder that when trouble comes, which it will, God is the One who answers! Your help comes from His throne and through His church. Those who honor Him, remember Him, are obedient to Him can trust that when the world shakes, He remains!
David continues, “May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans! May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!” (Psalm 20:4-5)
My friend, seek the Lord! Put your full faith in Him. He has not lost His strength to uphold you nor His power to deliver you. Make His Kingdom and righteous your highest priority and then let your requests be known to the Lord. It is there we not only see the fulfillment of our plans, we see IMMEASURABLY MORE!
I am praying for you. I am more expectant of a mighty move of God today than yesterday!