8 Things God Cares. About #1 Trust

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Psalm 44:1-12

1. Trust

What do you place your trust in?

It is vital to put your trust in the right place. Your trust should not ultimately be in your own strength (‘It was not by their sword that they won… I do not trust in my bow’, vv.3,6). Rather, you are to trust the Lord: ‘It’s you, you who saved us’ (v.7, MSG).

The psalmist looks both backwards and forwards. As he looks back he says, ‘It was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them’ (v.3b). As he looks forwards he says, ‘You are myKing and my God… Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes… you give us victory over our enemies’ (vv.4–5,7).

Lord, as I face the challenges of today and of the future, I thank you for the victories you have given us. I do not rely on my own strength for the future but instead put my trust in you.