I Trust In You

Psalm 55: 23
“…. but I will trust in You”

Throughout the psalm, David talks of his troubles and pain. But the last line of the last verse ends on a beautiful note, “But I will trust in You”. It is David declaring that he has a thousand problems but he has decided to “cast his burden on the Lord (v. 22) and trust in Him. That was his faith.

You may be having several problems, you may feel cast down and broken, your current situation may feel like it’s spinning out of your control. Hoping for the tide of despair to pass by may seem like a distant dream. But even when it seems like you are standing in the midst of a storm, do you have the courage to say “I will trust in You”? It is not saying that the problems have disappeared. It is a purposeful confession that you have the faith to trust in Him who is bigger than all your problems. David had that faith. So can we.

Where Do You Put Your Trust?

Isaiah 30:1-3
“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation.”

Where do you put your trust in? Do you trust God to lead you through any and every situation of your life ? Or is God your last minute go-to person when all your own methods and ways fail?

The Israelites went after Egypt and Pharoah. They relied on the “strength” of Pharoah. And God had enough of it. In verse 3, He tells them, the trust they put on Egypt and Pharoah will lead to their downfall. They had the God of the universe on their side and yet they somehow failed to see His might and power and put their trust in the world. This was their undoing.

As children of God, who have you placed your trust on? Do you rely on God to supply all your needs or do you, like the Israelites, place your trust in the world and the ways of the world?

You may place your trust in your bank balance or your health or even your family but you need to know these don’t last. They are temporary. But the trust we place in Jesus can lead us to eternity.

In Psalm 20:7, David says “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”

If David has to say this, there obviously were people who put their trust in chariots and horses. We need to realize David was the king of Israel, a nation. Can you imagine how many chariots and horses he must have had ? Can you imagine how many battles he might have won using those horses and chariots? But do know what made him stand apart from the others ? His faith in God. He knew his victory was to trust God and not the horses and chariots. He knew that as long as he put his trust in God, victory was on his side.

If David could have that vision, what about us? You only need to analyze your own life and see. How much trust do you put in God. Or do you have your eyes set on the horse and chariots in this world.

Dewdrop Faith

How can you measure your faith? How true and faithful are you to Him? You say you believe in Him, you say you trust Him. But do your words and actions reflect the faith you proclaim to possess? Hosea 6:4 says

“O Ephraim, what shall I do to you?
O Judah, what shall I do to you?
For your faithfulness is like a morning cloud,
And like the early dew it goes away.

We know what dewdrops are. Tiny drops you see during the morning on blades of grass or on leaves. They look wonderful while they last and give joy to the eyes of the beholder. But the characteristic trait of dewdrops is that they do not last for long, it is temporary. Many times our faithfulness to God is like dewdrops, stays for a while and then wears off after a period of time. It is not constant. God asks His children, “Haven’t I been faithful to you?, How many more miracles do you need to see before you place your complete trust in Me?”.

When we attend church, as we sing songs and hear the sermons from the pastors, our faith is renewed and refreshed and we may feel that we have faith as high as a mountain. But once we leave the spiritual comfort of our church, once we begin the normal routine activities of everyday life, where is that renewed hope and faith you experienced a few days back in church? Is it still fresh or are they like dewdrops, here now. gone the next moment.

God needs a 100% trust and belief in Him. He wants us to be assured that He never changes, His faithfulness never changes and He expects us to leave all our cares on Him and begin to lean onto Him. If you find yourself experiencing a similar “dewdrop effect” in your life, pray to GOD to increase your measure of faith. He is sure to bless those who seek Him earnestly.