Where is your trust?
“But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge — do not give me over to death.” —Psalm 141:8
It’s easy to become distracted.
Easy to get lured into fixing our hope on products and strategies — instead of devoting ourselves to an intimate walk with God, and fixing our hope on Him alone.
The real question comes down to: Who — or what — do I trust?
The latest product, service, or strategy … the people around me … my career … the latest technology …
None of these is my source of supply. God, and God alone, is my source.
Solomon’s advice in Proverbs 3:5-7 still applies, thousands of years later, to us today: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes….”
The result, he says in verse 8, will be “health to your body and nourishment to your bones” — both of which we wholly desire!
I need to go to God — again and again and again — for guidance in in all things. There is no mystery-shrouded “holy grail” which, if I could only find it and seize it, would magically empower me to achieve my potential.
Hebrews 3:1 says: “Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.”
2 Corinthians 4:18 says: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
My prayer this week: Lord, please bring me back to you. Don’t let me be fooled into trusting strategies or products or ideas. I know you’re my source, my only source — but remind me of that, moment by moment, as I’m tempted to trust in the “thing” of the moment. Amen.