Thursday, March 25, 2010


“My heart and flesh cry out for the living God. … Lord of Hosts, happy is the person who trusts in You!” (Psalm 84:2b, 12)

Trust is a decision founded on positive relationships, and positive relationships develop through experience over time. The psalmist said he longed and yearned for the courts of the Lord, and he remarked how even a sparrow finds a place to build her nest in the house of God. The sparrow knows something: the house of the Lord is a place of peace and safety where praise rises. Someone who resides or abides in the house of the Lord is someone who is happy, says the psalmist. He speaking of the temple, but what if your house actually became the Lord’s house? If you decided to give your house to the Lord and then resided there with Him, would that be a blessing for you and your family? That would be only a decision away.

Those who trust the Lord find their strength in Him. They avoid the temptation to build only on self-reliance and discover instead that trusting God actually strengthens them, even though it may appear to be weakness to those who don’t know Him. Our world says, “Pull yourself up in your own strength,” but believers say, “Only the strength of the Lord is true strength, and that’s where I put my trust.”

Trusting in God is a truly satisfying experience and place to be.

Lord, May we walk through this day and every day trusting You and knowing the peace and fulfillment that comes from that. Amen.

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