Relying on Reputation

image-1-40Morning all! Ps 22.4, 5 says “In You our fathers trusted; they trusted, and You delivered them. To You they cried and were rescued; in You they trusted and were not put to shame.”

Sometimes trusting God is easier said than done. Our faith waivers because we can’t see what God is doing and have no tangible guarantees that things will work out in the ways He’s promised. We begin to let fear seep in and start considering outcomes that look very different to those we’re praying for… outcomes filled with failure and shame. In this Psalm, David uses other people’s testimonies as his source of encouragement. His recollection of God’s faithfulness in the lives of those before him is his guarantee that God will be faithful in his. He recalls that God has never disgraced or disappointed those who placed their trust in Him. God isn’t about to change the characteristics inherent within Him. Like David, let’s remember that we don’t need to see how God is going to work things out for us because, if we’re honest, the moment we start relying on our sight usually coincides with the moment panic sets in. Instead, let’s be mindful to trust God’s reputation – He’s been faithful since times began, He’ll be faithful to the end.

Happy Wednesday!


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