Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God (Ps. 20:7 KJV)
Trust is a common factor in every human being, whether Christian or non-christian. The difference lies in the object of the trust, meaning, what do you trust in. The Psalmist gives us a dichotomy of trust above, with the difference being in the object of the trust. Some trust in Chariots, and some in horses, but we, the saints of God, remember the Name of the Lord and put our trust under His wings.
Chariots and horses are figurative here of human help. It closely parallels military might in today’s world. National protection from invading armies was a critical issue in the Bible days. The survival of a nation was literally hanging on the quality of its military. Nations therefore naturally put their trust in their military to save them. However, the nation of Israel was different. Her safety was not dependent on the quality of her army but on the LORD. When there was an invading army coming against Israel, the Jews will naturally look up to God to save them. When Haman rose up to destroy the Jews, they turned their eyes unto the Lord. God was their trust, and He never failed them.
There is a wrestle for our trust today. What do you trust in? Your money? Natural abilities? Nation? Let your trust be on the Lord at all times and in all things.
Does trusting in God make a difference in a situation you are going through? Does it matter?
APPLY THE WORD
You might be surprised to discover how we SAY we trust God but OUR HEARTS are truly trusting on chariots and horses, that is, natural solutions. Let your eyes be fixed on the Lord, and He will never fail you as men would.
Ask the Spirit of the Lord to help you keep your confident assurance in Him at all times.