David writes in Psalm 28:7, The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. Finding a measure of strength, protection and help along the way is rooted in a heart that has learned to trust the Lord, in all circumstances, especially when our world has be shaken and our faith may be wavering. There is often a temptation to trust our own strength, our own abilities, but, our strength will fail us, our own abilities are limited, and then we have to ask, where do I turn for help? Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)
Not surprisingly, David would pray: Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. (Psalm 86:11) For each of us, this is a day-by-day, sometimes, moment-by-moment prayer. We were never intended to navigate our way through life on our own. The promise we have from God reminds us, Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1) Therefore the Psalmist could say, I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:2)
David could confidently say: Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psaslm 9:10) How incredibly reassuring to know our God never forsakes those who seek after Him. In those quiet moments when we lie awake at night, burdened by the cares of this world, God sees our quiet trust and holds us close; truly we are never alone. He is the God who sits up with us through the dark night of our soul and promises us a fresh infusion of His mercy as a new day begins.
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26:4)
What does it mean for you, to be trusting the Lord, in this season of your life?