I Will Trust Him

September 18, 2018
By Suzanne Tucker, Assistant Director of Music and Arts

The Psalms express the full range of human emotion. They are raw and real. David, the writer of most (but not all) of the Psalms, was a shepherd, soldier, King, husband, father, brother, and son. Like all of us, he experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. He was imperfect. But regardless of circumstances, he poured out his heart to God in worship.

A common theme in Psalms is that we can trust God. He is trustworthy. In times of upheaval and uncertainty, it is good to remind ourselves of this! Our God is all-powerful. He is both infinite and eternal. The God who created the universe and set the stars in motion controls the winds and the waves. And He cares for you!

A few things the Psalms teach us about trust:

  1. We Can Trust God for Protection
    The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 121:7-
  2. We Can trust God for Provision
    How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. Psalm 36:7-8
  3. We Can Trust God to Keep His Promises.
    God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.  Psalm 18:30
  4. We Can Place Our Trust in God Alone
    Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. Psalm 62:5

Psalm 46 says “He is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in time of trouble.” It also says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Sometimes that is the hardest part–stilling our minds enough to remember His promises. When anxiety and worry threaten to take over your thoughts, meditate on these verses and remember that He’s been faithful through the ages to care for His people.