It’s Friday and we’re here for the Trusting God Bible Reading Challenge Weekly Summary. This week’s reading was extremely powerful. I hope you felt as loved by God through the reading as I did.
The first verse of this chapter is one of my favorites that I place on repeat in my mind.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. vs. 1
One time my younger sister and I were in a dire situation. I will spare you the details, but just before we thought we were going to be involved in an accident, my sister shouted, “Angels, help us!” Miraculously, we missed the accident in the nick of time. He was with us and is with us!!
The repetition in this passage is interesting to me. Two verses with the same wording with one exception:
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. vs. 8
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.vs. 9
Do you think that the psalmist was making the point that it doesn’t matter what man it is, even royalty, we should not place our trust in humankind?
When we acknowledge God for who he is and praise him for both who he is and all that he does, then the power of praise is unleashed. This passage encouraged me to make a list of thanks to God.
Don’t miss the beautiful story I read this week that coincided with the lessons God was teaching me in this chapter.
I often play a game with my kids called “My Favorite….” I ask: What’s your favorite ________? and fill in the blank with all sorts of options, like color, vegetable, fruit, place to visit, candy, drink, smoothie flavor, etc. They absolutely love this game, especially at ages 5 and 3, because they get to give their opinions and likes. The bonus is that I enjoy hearing what they like and getting to know their way of thinking about the world.
This Psalm reminds me of the game I play with the kids. God is telling us what he likes and does not like. When you love someone, you want to know and do the things they love and appreciate. Knowing what God loves and appreciates gives us the opportunity to trust him more.
What thoughts about trusting God did you have from this passage?
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.
He is worthy of our trust; there is no god like the Most High God. He does things that no one else can do. He heals the brokenhearted and the sick. He gives sight to the blind, both physical and spiritual. Our God is an Awesome God! Praise him today!
I believe this chapter holds a critical verse in our journey to trust God more. When we don’t know what to do or feel that we can’t trust him, then we must ask him to teach us to trust him. Teach me, Lord.
A willing servant learns to trust God quicker than a worried saint.
Be the church. Live actively looking for ways to help others and be used of God.
Or you may have heard it this way:
Will you stop in and let us know what you’ve been learning from the reading? Share a story about how you’re learning to trust God!