Today’s reading is Psalm 54.
In whom or in what do you trust? In whom or what do you put your faith and hope in?
Last year brought us arguably the most hyper partisan election in U.S. history with each side claiming the other would end democracy as we know if the other won. With the election result nearly a 50/50 split, half the country was really happy with the outcome and half the country was really disappointed. Unfortunately, most who voted looked at their candidate to solve our country’s problems and also many to fix their own problems and to rescue them so to speak.
If you did not put your hope and trust in one of these leaders, or even if you did, we can likely find ourselves putting our hope or trust in other political figures, leaders, athletes, or celebrities. We can also find ourselves putting our hope and trust in our careers, money or belongings, or even our spouses, parents, or children looking to them to solve our problems. Sadly, most of us we form our identity or measure our self-worth based on our career, our money or belongings, or relationships. The problem is we end up finding out politicians do not solve all our problems, careers end unexpectedly or due to retirement, money does not bring happiness and can run out no matter the amount, and relationships can end due to death or falter no matter how good of a job we do to nourish them because we are all sinful humans who make mistakes. All these things are futile and end.
As I read Psalm 54, what kept coming to my mind was….one name.
“God save me by your name
and vindicate me by your might.”
Life is short..even if we live 90 to 100 years. There is only one thing we should really fear and that is death. There is only one name that can save us from death and give us eternal life through His sacrifice on the cross. In only Him should we put our hope and trust.
“It is better to take refuge in the
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the
than to trust in princes.”
Ross Blumhorst wrote in a Bible Journal post back in January, “God is always right, we never have to guess if He is right or wrong, and you that makes me rejoice-how thankful I am that there’s something in this crazy world I can always know to be true!” Wow..powerful words that are so true. Thank you, Ross. I posted this quote to my social media and my Mom reminded me of this great verse.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Thanks, Mom. How great it is to know this in our messed up world?!
Earlier I asked the questions, in whom or in what do you trust? In whom do you put your faith and hope in?
We should strive to constantly remember the words of David here in Psalm 54.
“Behold, God is my helper;
the Lord is the upholder of my
“For He has delivered me from
Let us then respond as David does…
“..I will give thank to your
Name O Lord, for it is
By only one name are we saved. Only one name should we call on and put our faith, hope, and trust in. By only one name should we form our identity. And only in one name should we give our thanks, glory, and praise. That name is Jesus.