RIGHT HEART, TOTAL TRUST
Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
Our passage begins with “those who trust”. What or who do you trust each day? Do you trust your place of work to always be there? Do you trust the people you work with completely? Do you assume your vehicle will get you to work, to school, to church? Do you trust in your routine, assuming your home to be there when you come back?
Do you trust in what you believe to be true? Our behavior tells others what we trust and who we follow. Maybe we should pause and reflect on our “routine” of life.
There are so many things and people we say we trust in today and believe they will be there for us but they are human. They don’t have the power to be there for us 24/7 like God can. HE is the one in whom we put total trust. Not our government, our work, the economy, not even church people. Our trust is in God alone Who never changes. Our faith in Him Alone for he is “the rock-solid mountain” you can always depend on. Are we as rock solid in our trust and faith in Him? Can we depend on what we read in God’s Word? Do we take what God’s Word to heart? Do we behave like we say we believe?
Psalm 125, The Message
A Pilgrim Song
1-5 Those who trust in GOD
are like Zion Mountain:
Nothing can move it, a rock-solid mountain
you can always depend on.
Mountains encircle Jerusalem,
and GOD encircles his people—
always has and always will.
The fist of the wicked
will never violate
What is due the righteous,
provoking wrongful violence.
Be good to your good people, GOD,
to those whose hearts are right!
GOD will round up the backsliders,
corral them with the incorrigibles.
Peace over Israel!
FROM THE HEART
As I pause to reflect, I must ask, is my heart right with God? Am I going my own way? Am I missing out on His goodness? Is God waiting on me to surrender to all that is God so He can do what He does best—His Good in us, for us, with us and through us?
You are so good to us. Our hearts are indeed completely yours. We will follow You where You lead even when it is uncomfortable and against our “routine” of life. Your way of life is more adventurous. We grow in your way of Truth and Life. We grow stale in our own routines. Yes, You are Life! Thank you for being with us always. Thank you for your unchanging love. Thank you for providing for all our needs. It is You, Lord, we trust with all we are and all we have. I count on You. Every day.
In Jesus Name, Amen