I Trust in You
In the Word
But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God” (Psalm 31:14).
Of the Word
What do the United States, Nicaragua, and Florida have in common?
The Motto, “In God We Trust.”
Sometimes it is hard to know who to trust. Everyone seems to want something from us and sometimes even those closest to us are willing to lie or cheat to get what they want.
A three-year-old girl watched her mother busily wait on customers in their family store. Suddenly she announced, “I have to go potty.” The busy mom appreciated the offer of one of the clerks to take the little girl to the bathroom. Once in the restroom, the little girl went into the booth and then announced, “I’m done.” When questioned about why she did not use the bathroom, she replied, “I didn’t have to go. I just wanted chocolate. Tell my mother I went to the bathroom so I can have some chocolate.”
Lying and cheating are not God-pleasing actions. Neither are they necessary for us to receive God’s favor. He freely gives us all we need. When we wonder who we can trust, we can turn to His Word, But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God” (Psalm 31:14).
Walking with my Lord
Lord, help me trust in You. Guide my words and actions. Make me a trustworthy example to Your people. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Simple Trust. Elaine Bickel, author. 1/29 ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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