I Will Say of the Lord

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:2 (NKJV)

The psalmist is declaring that he will trust the Lord regardless how difficult his circumstances may be. And so let’s take a closer look at what it means to have trusted in the Lord and to speak these words as well.

Trusting in the Lord is difficult partly because He works on a different time frame than we do. While we may want immediate results for example, “I’ve fasted and prayed for the Lord’s healing, or deliverance from this stronghold in my life, yet the Lord has not moved as we would want Him too. Oh, dear friend, waiting on the Lord is so much apart of our trusting in Him and His Word of promise to us. Because He sees the bigger picture and because He so often works behind the scenes in our life; we don’t often know He is at work in our life. We know from Scripture the Lord was willing to wait 400 years before the Israelites returned to the Promised Land. God is a mystery to us at times when He allows prayers to sometimes remain unanswered.

But trusting in the Lord is worth it. He has proven to be faithful in our lives and in the world. And His greatest demonstration of His faithfulness is Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. His promised Messiah that would come that Isaiah prophesied 800 years before that Messiah would set people free from sin and it’s consequence of death and eternal separation from God. Jesus suffered a cruel death and paid the price of our shame that we might have eternal life in Him. So even if right now our circumstances are difficult, we can be confident that the Lord is good. . . He proves His goodness through the cross of Christ.

When we choose to articulate that we trust in the Lord, we are training our hearts and minds to think rightly of God. The Lord is our refuge and fortress, sometimes though when things are hard, it might feel foolish to say that we trust God. Articulating truth of His Word of promises which fill the pages of Scripture, reminds us of His goodness giving us hope and stirs a renewed trust in Him. The psalmist wrote for us a declaration if you will by training our minds to think in accordance with this truth from the Bible. As we train ourselves to speak aloud the truth from God’s Word, we will grow in our belief in that truth, and put our hope and trust what Christians are called to embody.

Dear Lord, I am so grateful that You are everything that I need. There is nothing too hard for You, when things are too hard for me. You are the One who upholds me and supports me. You give me strength when no one else can. Help remember to turn to You and cling to the hope that You give us when we rely upon Your Words in the Scriptures. Father, thank You for Your love we receive from reading and meditating on Your Word, declaring Your truth to be our promises for life. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981