Friday, October 8, 2010

Who Do We Trust?

In the last couple of days I have read portions of Psalm 20 in a book by Donna Partow, Psalm 20:7 in my Daily Light scriptures book and while reading prayers requests on Linny's blog, A Place Called Simplicity, and heard it read on Joyce Meyer's program. As I have said before, when things come in threes or more...I pay extra attention.

"May He give you the desire of your heart

and make all your plans succeed.

We will shout for joy when you are victorious

and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the Lord grant all your requests.

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;

he answers him from his holy heaven

with the saving power of his right hand.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses

but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

They are brought to their knees and fall

but we will rise up and stand firm."

Psalm 20: 4-8 (NIV)


This Psalm was written as a liturgy of prayer for a King just before he goes out to battle against a threatening force. Do you ever feel like you are doing battle with a threatening force? Maybe you are dealing with disease, broken relationships, financial ruin, or even negative thoughts that keep you ensnared in fear.

In David's time an army relied on their chariots and horses to lead them through the battle, but it says in verse 7 that "some" trust in these things, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God! Can you think of any "chariots and horses" that you may depend on when battling a threatening force? I can for myself. Yet, we are told not to put our trust in them, but in the name of the Lord our God! We do battle in the name of our Lord! We can rely on Him to answer our prayers....to give us victory!

This past Sunday Joel Osteen asked a question of his congregation. Do you speak victory with your words.......or do you speak defeat? This question goes along with the verses in Psalm 20 that have come to my attention. I confess that at times it is easy for me to speak defeat. Life can be very challenging in my corner of Iowa, in our country, in this vast world at large. We often hear not only the groans of those suffering, but of the earth itself. It can be overwhelming.....and when it starts to become so, we need to remember to stand firm, putting our trust in GOD who will make us victorious. The Lord saves his anointed. Through Jesus Christ our battle is won! Psalm 20 tells us the victory is ours!
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23 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Renee,
What a wonderful post! Hope you have a blessed weekend...
XO

Karen said...

Renee, This was an awesome post and you have given us much to think about. Have a blessed weekend.

Pain to Purpose said...

this really encouraged me, thank you!

Dianne said...

Wow! This is an incredible post. It's a long story but this scripture was given to me one morning by God after a vivid dream--God drove home to me the exact point you are making in this post! This is so true. Thank you.

Mildred said...

Hi Renee, I am inspired by your post tonight. I thank you for your prayers and kindness to John and me. Keeping you close in my heart and prayers as well.

Whidbey Woman said...

Amen! Thanks for such an encouraging post, Renee.

MTJ said...

Hi Renee,

There is a strong, powerful affirmation which echos from Psalm 20; thank you for allowing it to speak to you and to those of us who read this post.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

dominique said...

Okay. That's three for me! ha ha

I posted yesterday (I think) on facebook that I need to get hold of my self-talk and now you post this! Hmmmm....

Thanks for the share and the reminder - yet again! :-)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Beautiful post Renee, David taught us all how to trust God, in the most difficult situations.
Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Rene, I know woeds are so important and they need to be victorious ones.... sometimes I fail.. I need to continually pray for my words to be acceptable in His sight. Love Crystal xxx

sarah said...

HI Renee....this is such a great post..so positive. Thank you for for it. Have a great weekend...Hope it's the best for you....

Joan said...

Hi Renee,

Far too often, I place my trust in my own abilities rather than allowing God to work in situations.

Great post!

Charlotte said...

Wonderful thoughtful post, Renee. Many things to ponder here. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Lisa notes... said...

Me, too. When things come in threes, I really feel God is trying to get a message across. Thanks, Renee, for sharing this wonderful message of hope from Psalm 20. I can never hear that too often.

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you for your encouraging words.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I love this scriptures in Psalms. I enjoy Joel Osteen I don't get a chance to watch him very often but I don like what he has to say.
Blessings,
Ginger

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful Renee! Very encouraging.

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Vintagesouthernlife said...

Thanks for sharing this encouraging message.Just watching the news can be so stressing.I needed this reminder. Annette

Karen said...

Renee, wonderful word - I could not help but think of the old hymn.
My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness....
Thanks for sharing, joining you at Spiritual Sundays.
Karen

Donnie said...

I love the way you explain parts of the Psalm. I'm rereading Psalm's and I see something I missed every time I do.

Deb said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Jeremiah 29:11 and leaving me a comment!!! Hope you have a great week...full of blessings!

Clif said...

Excellent! Thank you for posting. You have given me much to think about.

sherry said...

I Love the Psalms, I have been teaching them to the residents at a local nursing center. We are all learning a lot from them. Your post is great, thank you.