6 March 2018

John 3
Psalm 20

Now this I know:
    The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
    with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 20:6-7

These words were spoken by God’s chosen king David, to and on behalf of the people of Israel. However they are still true for us now, who trust and follow God’s true King, Jesus Christ. This psalm calls us to trust in the Lord. It is a wonderful reminder that we have a God who has, throughout history shown that He is trustworthy. In the way he asks his requests of God, David testifies to the fact that God is a God who answers you when you are in distress, sends you help, grants you support and saves His anointed. David, of all people, has first-hand experience of God’s faithfulness as we see his life recorded for us in the bible. With the words written in this Psalm, he testifies to God’s faithfulness, showing his confidence and trust in God.

I was struck at how slow we often are to call on this trustworthy God. Do we turn to Him first when we are in distress and needing help? Are we fully confident that He will answer and meet our needs? Granted, God might not answer us how we might want or think is best, but He will answer us, according to His will as a completely good and trustworthy Father. We have an entire Bible that testifies to His unwavering trustworthiness. In times of distress, need and stress, let your God be your first port of call when asking for help.