DailyRead-Art-wlogoReading: Psalm 118:1-29

Focus: Verse 8
It is better to trust in the Lord
          Than to put confidence in man.

Do you praise God? How? Do you specifically pray and thank him? Do you sing songs? Do you read your Bible? Do you share your faith with others? Do you keep his commandments? 

I am sure we all do some, if not all of the aforementioned. That’s great! We should always count our blessings and thank God for them all. But is it enough?

The God of salvation, worthy of all our praises, yearns to be the center of our life. If we have accepted Jesus, the Son of God, as our savior, we have acknowledge our sinful nature and repented of it. But why is it that we still do not fully trust in Him? 

The Psalmist statement in verse 8 is powerful.

                      It is better to trust in the Lord
                               Than to put confidence in man.

Who is a control freak? I think every human being is to some extent. We have put our confidence in our own abilities and decision making. We have put our confidence in man. The term “man” can imply ourselves or others. We put confidence in others when we vote, and with the upcoming election, who are you going to put your confidence in? (It’s scary…I know…)

What should we do? Put our whole hearted trust in the Lord. He is our creator, he is our savior, he is our rock and our refuge, and in him we can find rest. If we profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, saved by grace through faith, why do we trust ourselves over God? We have trust issues. I have trust issues.

Let us be thankful that Jesus Christ has changed our lives. Let us serve God and not ourselves. Let us trust in Him, for his ways are greater than ours.

Dear Jesus, thank you for saving me. I am forever grateful. I ask that you break my trust issue. That you would overcome my doubts and fears and help me fully surrender to your will. I put my complete trust in you. In your name I pray, Amen. 

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