Some trust in chariots and some in horses,Psalm 20:7-8 NIV
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
In the United States, all our money is stamped or marked with the phrase, “In God we trust.” But I am afraid that statement is not true for most people in this country. We put our trust in many things ahead of God. A strong national defense, the money in our bank accounts, our own abilities, and many other things. Even those of us who follow the Lord are often guilty of misplaced trust.
And that makes the psalmist’s words here an excellent reminder to us concerning where we place our trust. Some trust in chariots and horses and are brought to their knees. Others trust in the name of the LORD and rise up, standing firm. The strength of nations comes and goes. Bank accounts and stock portfolios can easily be lost. There is nothing in this world that is guaranteed to keep me secure.
But we can trust in the name of the Lord our God. When our trust is in him, above everything else, we can stand firm regardless of what may come our way. I trust that our military can defend us, that my retirement account will last, and that my home will remain secure. But above all of that, I trust that the Lord will hold me securely in his hands, no matter what may come my way.