Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 (ESV)
Heavenly Father, the battle for our heart’s treasure and trust is relentless, vicious, and diverse. As this day begins (and continues), we affirm only you are worthy of our worship, love, and trust. In David’s day your competition included chariots and horses. In our day, the battle for our hearts includes so many competitors.
Some trust in their spouse’s attention, their children’s achievements, or their lover’s affection. But we trust in your steadfast love and great delight for us in Jesus.
Some trust in their goodness, discipline, and niceness. But we trust in the finished work of Jesus, and the gift of his perfect righteousness.
Some trust in their stock portfolios, cash margins, and real estate. But we trust in the unsearchable riches of Christ, and the inviolate inheritance kept for us in heaven.
Some trust in their vanity, health, and sensuality. But in sickness and in health, in our youthfulness and in our aging, we trust in the truly beautiful, and all-powerful one—Jesus.
Some trust in nuclear weapons, international alliances, and political power. But we trust in Jesus, the King of kings—the ruler of the kings of the earth, and in his unshakable kingdom.
Some trust in being in included in special groups, circles, and clubs. But we trust in our union with Christ, intimacy with you—Abba Father, and our fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Some trust in their vocational productivity and their place in the Org Chart. But we trust the One who is making all things new, and our place in your heart.
Some trust in their meds and libation, and their “uppers” and “downers.” But we trust in the One who says, “Come to me all who are weary, and I will give you rest.” Only Jesus can heal and free us.
Some trust in being smart, wise, and right. But we trust in Jesus, who is our wisdom from God—that is our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. So very Amen we pray, in his merciful and magnificent name.