Where do you run when your life’s circumstances seem to overwhelm You? To whom do you turn when you face disappointment and discouragement? If you’re like most people, the first thing you think about is calling a friend . . . one who will listen and offer a sympathetic ear. Read what the Psalmist had to offer regarding the placement of our trust:
“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7)
Have you ever wondered why we turn to man rather than to God in times of need? Simply because we’re like those the Psalmist wrote about, trusting in horses and chariots rather than in the name of our God.
We look for a quick fix. We need a fast answer. We want to see in the natural what is purposed to happen in the spiritual realm. We see the circumstances with our natural eyes which lead us to look for a natural solution rather than a spiritual one. We look for our help to come by way of man; we look for ways to escape the situation rather than position ourselves to glorify God in it and through it. We trust in artificial means of protection while God has covenanted with us to provide genuine and supernatural protection.
Oh, that we would begin to look to God for our help, to be content in our circumstances until we see His hand move on our behalf! We need to run to Him. Not our friends or family members. Not self-help books. Not television personalities. Not the local pub or social venue. When we’re in trouble and being pursued by the enemy we need to trust in the name of the Lord our God to lead us through.
We live in a fast-paced world where answers are often at our fingertips, but we are to look to God who has fought our battles for us and already won for us the victory. Remember that God is omnipotent. He was all powerful yesterday. He is all powerful today. And, His power is already manifest in our tomorrows. Trust Him, the only Trustworthy One!
Father, help me remember to run to You in times of need, to look to You for answers rather than looking for answers everywhere else. Father, thank you for providing for my every need through your Name, the Name which is above every Name. And, thank you for being my Victorious Lord. Thank You for going before me and making a way for me, for Your awesome provision, protection, and promise of victory through the Blood of Jesus. In His name and for His glory, Amen and Amen.
“Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” (Psalm 61:1-3)
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