“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, But we will trust in the name of the Lord, our God.” – Psalm 20:7
Human beings cannot escape trusting. Trust is the starting point for every human activity.
We must trust something or someone in order to function. We can’t take our car onto the highway without trusting other drivers. We can’t board a plane without trusting an airline’s employees.
Trust is necessary because we are finite. We must have a beginning. Our sphere of comprehension is tiny. But we can still be intentional about trusting. We can actively trust what is true and real.
The world offers us all sorts of things to trust. The equivalent of “chariots and horses” in our age is governments and politicians. Pop culture offers a different menu of options in which to trust – the allure of fame and celebrity. Consumer ads are another – happiness through purchase and accumulation.
Life’s circumstances are much like the earth’s movement. They relentlessly swirl around us, but we can remain “still” when we exercise faith in what is real and true.
As one of the three things we can control, whom or what we trust is a powerful driver for the kind of life we live and the type of influence we wield. It ought to be something we do with great intentionality.
Each day we have the opportunity to exercise the amazing freedom God granted us to choose whom or what to trust. Let’s exercise it wisely.