“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” Psalm 20:7
Lord Jesus, the battle for our heart’s trust is relentless. On this May Sunday, we affirm only you are worthy of our worship, dependence, and hope. In David’s day your competition included chariots and horses; in ours, it’s anything.
Some trust in their spouse’s attention, children’s adulation or lover’s affection. But, Jesus, we trust in your steadfast love, and great delight in us.
Some trust in their goodness, discipline, and niceness. But we trust in your finished work, our union with you, and countless Gospel-goodies.
Some trust in their stock portfolios, cash margins, and real estate. But we trust in the unsearchable riches of the Gospel, and the inviolate inheritance kept for us in heaven.
Some trust in their wrinkle-free faces, 6-pack abs, sensual awesomeness. But in sickness and in health, in youthfulness and aging, with libido or not, we trust in you—the truly beautiful, passionate, all-powerful one.
Some trust in their vocational productivity, or their place in the Org Chart. But we trust in you; for you are making all things new and beautiful, including us.
Some trust in being smart, wise, and right. But we trust in you, Lord Jesus, for you are our “wisdom from God—that is our righteousness, holiness, and redemption” (1 Cor.1:30). With fresh gratitude, we shout “Amen!” … in your merciful, marvelous, and magnificent name.