Discover His heart: He made our hearts and understands everything we do
I remember watching my son several years ago playing with his baby boy, gently tossing in the air his smiling little guy who was filled with giggles. Kai trusted his daddy to catch him every time, and so did I because I knew he could be trusted. Just like little Kai, I think we all start out believing in others, but as we mature and collect a measure of disappointments, our trust becomes very limited.
It’s difficult to trust our government at times, not to mention the media that reports its activities. I’m thankful that I live in a country where media is free to give its opinion, but really, I just want to hear the news! I find I need to check every shopping receipt for errors and overcharges because the generation at the cash registers is not so much dishonest as it is careless. If we haven’t been bitten by a purchase on eBay, it’s because we haven’t shopped there yet. We don’t want to go through life harboring distrust for our fellow man, but we can’t help ask the question, “Who can we trust?”
@ Psalm 33
“For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything He does. He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the Lord fills the earth.” (4-5) No hidden agendas, no careless responses, no selfish motivations – we can trust everything He does!
What are His credentials? “The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of Him. For when He spoke, the world began! (6-9) In light of all this, I can venture a guess that the Lord can be trusted to manage my short life. In fact, I’m sure of it!
It was this trust in God that guided the founding of the United States. Our Founding Fathers had fled nations where the church and government were so tightly entwined that neither could be trusted. They didn’t seek a government-controlled religion or a religion-controlled government, but it was on God and His principles that they established this nation because that was the only way the nation could be trusted. “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” (George Washington)
“What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord…The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior…We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.”(12-21) So many in our country, and other countries as well, have lost their joy because they have lost sight of the One worthy of their trust. Godly principles have been traded for everyone doing what seems right in their own eyes. The Standard may have been lost, but all is not lost. Those who follow the Lord are challenged to raise the Standard in all that we do, in the way we vote and in who we support. (Isaiah 62:10) May our joy return!
Some of my favorite verses are found right here in Psalm 33, “The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do.” When we feel like no one understands us – not our government, not our families, not our friends, no one – we know that Someone does.
Who can we trust? We should trust the One who made our hearts and who understands everything we do.
Moving Forward: I’m so thankful today for His Word that holds true. I place my trust in the One who knows me so very well!
Tomorrow @ Job 23-24