A Trust Renewed

To say that God is trustworthy would be one of the most absolute statements a mortal human could make. However, we often have trouble trusting God in all things. Our flesh constantly questions His trustworthiness, and we find ourselves stuck in a vicious cycle of the ‘same old, same old’.

However, as followers of Christ, we have certain promises that help in breaking this cycle and creating a newness of trust in God.  As evident in his Psalms, David’s trust in God was deeply rooted in these promises.  As a man after God’s own heart, he consistently testified of God’s trustworthiness.

As an application for us today, Psalm 18 tells us that a complete trust in God, similar to that of David, cultivates the following in the follower of Christ:

  • New Feet

“He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.” (v. 33)

  • New Hands

“He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” (v. 34)

  • A New Mind

“For You will light my lamp; the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.” (v. 28)

  • New Strength

For by You I can run against a troop, by my God I can leap over a wall…for You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.” (v. 29; 39)

  • A New Voice Uttering New Words

As soon as they hear of me they obey me; the foreigners submit to me.” (v. 44)

  • A New Way

It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.” (v. 32)

  • A New Deliverance

He delivers me from my enemies.  You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.” (v. 48)

Brothers and sisters in Christ, when we finally realize all of the ways that God prepares us for our tomorrows as revealed in His Word, we will fully trust Him in our todays…in the present of His presence.  It is in this trust that we can confidently obey His command to:

“Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10a)

 

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