“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7 NIV)
God is always trustworthy. People will break your trust. No one, in their humanness, is completely trustworthy. Not me, not you, only God.
“Built Ram tough” is a slogan used to sell trucks. When I read today’s verse, Dodge’s commercial came to mind. We trust our vehicles. When we turn on the ignition, we trust they will start. With the press of a pedal, we’re on our way to wherever. We have a false sense of security that we are safe in our metal capsule, seatbelt across our body. But the truth is, car accidents happen everyday. Chariots falter. Batteries die, tires blow, gas runs out. Chariots aren’t trustworthy.
A few years ago I was in a car accident. I was on my way to work just before 6:00 a.m. The car I was driving was a rental. Working in Fairfax, VA, just outside of Washington, DC traffic was light. As I approached the blinking yellow light, I slowed, but didn’t stop completely. Still dark, I saw no headlights from either direction. As I entered the middle of the intersection, a taxi cab out of nowhere, ran the red light. He T-boned the car. In slow motion, my McDonald’s coffee cup flew forward, splashing hot liquid everywhere. The airbags deployed as I spun round and round in the intersection. Everything happened quickly, yet in slow motion. Neither of our chariots survived the crash.
God is always trustworthy.
In the midst of losing my chariot, God was with me. As the car slowed, a passer by was at my door. He checked me for injuries and helped me to the curb. The police and ambulance arrived. My only thought, I want to go home. I asked the police for a ride to the metro station. Dazed and confused, I stood on the platform of the subway, not knowing what to do. A kind business man told me which train to take to Union Station. I arrived in time to catch the train home. Three hours after I had been t-boned in an intersection, I was in my husband’s arms, finally on the way to the hospital. No injuries. My day’s journey had taken a radically different direction.
Each of those people were God in the flesh to me. The kind stranger who helped me out of the car. The police officers who took me to the subway. The businessman who helped me find the right train. God provided angels every step of the way. My car failed me, but God didn’t.
Life is a journey, God is our tour guide. We don’t know what the day ahead will bring. But we know the one who does. In Him, we can trust.
Question of the Day:
Are you trusting God for the day ahead?