It is a beautiful thing, pure joy for a person to put their trust in the Living God. He is reliable and trustworthy, a solid rock you can stand on all the days of your life. He provides shelter and tranquility in a chaotic world.
The world does not teach us to place our confidence in the the Creator. Rather, it teaches us to look for other sources of strength (chariots and horses). During the times of battle, multitudes of chariots and horses would give the Syrians confidence. The more the chariots and horses, the more they assured themselves of victory. However, David relied on God’s strength to win His battles. He was not intimidated by their numerous chariots and horses (2 Sam. 8:4, 10:18). Every believer can learn from this. Even whole nations tremble before the presence of the Lord (Psalm 99:1)
The saving strength of the right hand of the Lord is exalted in the lives of those whose confidence is in Him. So distinguished is its power, that the believer gladly boasts in it. They find no strength in human hands. The believer boasts all the more in his or her weakness because they know they rely upon the power of God. God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
While chariots and horses sink, those who stand on the solid rock, Jesus Christ, will stand upright and stand strong. Trust in the Lord with all your heart today!
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