PrayerPoints ~ Tuesday, February 16th

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Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 20

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7

Do you find yourself trusting in chariots and horses?

I hate to admit it, but sometimes I do. My chariots and horses might look like:

  • My own “wisdom”
  • Don’s job
  • My abilities
  • Our bank account
  • My health
  • Our possessions
  • Our education
  • Don and our kids
  • Our retirement account

I am not saying any of the above things are bad but they can be a place where I put too much trust. And does trusting in God mean that any one of these things won’t fail me? Hardly.

Does life run more smoothly because of them? Maybe. But more than likely they give me a false sense of security. How much is too much and what exactly is enough? And what problems do all of these “things” cause for me? Do they interrupt my ability to trust in God? Do they make me more complacent about things of true value and prevent me from having a deeper trust with God?

If all these things were stripped from me, I would certainly find myself in a hurting place. Not all of those things are equally important to me, but I think they do represent some of the things that I might put too much trust in. Sometimes these things sneak into our lives and take top spot before we even know it.

The longer I know God and see Him in action, the stronger my trust grows. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean I don’t stumble at times.  Quite honestly, there isn’t anything that is more worthy of my trust than God. Those other things will all fade away.

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7

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