TNIV Psalm 20:1 For the director of music.
A psalm of David.
May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.
4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.
6 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.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.
9 LORD, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
Right now I am in a situation where that is all I can do – trust in the name of the Lord our God. Every pastor or leader at one time or another, maybe even several times, will face a time of testing in his or her ministry. How can he or she be sure to pass the test? I think one part of it is to not “trust in chariots” or “in horses,” but…. “trust in the name of the LORD our God.”
Trust. It can be a hard thing to do sometimes but it is what the Lord calls us to do – and he will get us through the times of testing if we just trust in him. And what is the promise if we trust? He will answer “from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.” He will give victory to his anointed ones!
So if and when you face testing in your life, trust not in chariots, or in horses, but…. “trust in the name of the LORD our God.”