Only Trust Him

In Psalm 4 we find the command: “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and trust in the LORD.” In what was another difficult situation of David’s in Psalm 4 (:2 says his honor had become a reproach to men, and in :6 “many are saying, ‘who will show us any good?'”) David said that God’s command to him in this trial was to “trust in the LORD.”

Here in the Old Testament we find what some would call a “New Testament” emphasis on faith as the thing God really desires from us. But actually, as Hebrews 11 makes manifestly clear, faith was always the the response God wanted from His people.

And the truth is, that is the response He is looking for from us today. The most important thing you can do in a difficult situation is to trust God. In fact, your response of trust is more important than anything else which happens in the situation. God can open any door, close any door, provide, protect — accomplish anything He wants to in a given scenario. The important thing for us, is that we trust Him regardless. THAT is what He is looking for. Remember Hebrews 11:6, “Without faith, it is impossible to please Him …”.

It is just like the old hymn says: “Only trust Him; only trust Him now …”.

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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