With Confidence

September 9th, 2013

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Psalm 20:1-9

The tornado had cut a narrow but devastating path of destruction through the small town. The evening news pictured a woman seated on a sofa surrounded by rubble. Cuddling her child, she wailed, “I don’t know what I’m going to do! I hope the government will fix this.”

In another scene, the same reporter interviewed a young man whose wife and child were missing (and later found) and whose home had also been destroyed. “I’m, trusting God. He knows where my family is.” And, “Yes,” he said in reply to a question, “We’ll build again. God will help us.”

When faced with the battles of life–fire, flood, war, sickness, temptation, and more–it matters where we place our trust. To count on houses and lands, dollars and investments, our own feeble plans, or even at times those persons we think we know and/or trust can result in disappointment. To place trust in such “horses and chariots” is an affront to God, for He is ever-present and sees our every need. Because He cares, He can be trusted with the worst of life’s issues.

Author: C. Ellen Watts



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