“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” – Psalm 20:7
The Psalmist was one who was familiar with trouble. Trouble came to him in many forms, through people, situations, opponents in battle and from within himself (the sin nature). Trouble also comes into our lives in much the same way.
With this truth in mind, let me ask you a simple question, “When trouble comes your way, how do you respond?” Now before you answer that, I want you to think about it for a minute.
David gives us some great insight in Psalm 20 that I think would do us well to pay attention to. This psalm becomes a prayer of blessing and encouragement for us as we face the troubles of this life. First David prays asking the following :
“May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble.” (v.1a)
“May the name of God set you securely on high.” (v. 1b)
“May He send help and support you.” (v. 2)
“May He remember your offerings.” (v. 3)
“May He grant your heart’s desire.” (v. 4)
“May He fulfill your petitions.” (v. 5)
Then David follows by proclaiming the truth of God as He has experienced Him in his life. He states, “I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven.” (v. 6) He closes with a statement that rings as true today as it did in his day. He states, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will trust in the name of the LORD our God.” (v. 7)
David is said to have been a man after God’s own heart. Let us be reminded that he was not a perfect man, for he made many mistakes throughout his life. He also faced many troubling situations. One thing we know for sure about him is that he experienced the FAITHFULNESS of God in every situation he faced. This led him to be able to boldly proclaim that he and his people would put their trust in The LORD their God.
So I ask again, “When trouble comes your way, how will you respond?” Will you trust in the horses and chariots of this world or will you place your trust in the name of the Most High God? I pray that we will all be able to do as David proclaimed and place our trust in God and give Him all praise, honor and glory that is due His name. If we will, we will be amazed at how He will respond to our every need.