We’ve spend the last few weeks looking at the “blessed” statements found in Psalm 84. Today we’ll conclude this psalm by focusing on the closing verse and last of these three statements.
“Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.” -Psalm 84:12
Do you trust in the Lord?
This is a question that each of us must answer daily because it applies to every circumstance we encounter. Trust is an action word that leads us to the real secret of answering the question, “Do I trust God in whatever?”
The answer to this question is discovered by looking at our actions and our choices. The spiritual focus is clearly seen by “what I do” and not by “what I say I believe.”
So back to the question: “Do you trust in the Lord?”
Several filters may help us answer that question. First, am I seeing God’s hand in all of my circumstances? Second, am I aware that nothing can touch me unless God allows it to happen?
This is true of the good and the bad, the joy and the pain, the victories and the defeats.
The choice that will help us answer the survey of our heart for trusting God will be seen in how we’re applying the verse calling us to “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
By saying, “thank You, Father,” we are acknowledging our trust in the Lord God Almighty’s determination that this situation will be used in our lives for our good and His glory—no matter what the difficulty or victory may be.
Learning to “trust God” is an intentional “yes of our hearts” that in the midst of whatever difficulty, trouble, or distress, we believe…
God is there.
God is in control.
God will use it for our good.
Therefore, we chose to worship Him by acknowledging Him and saying, “thank You, Father,” regardless of our situation.
Paul tells us in Philippians to do all things “without murmuring or complaining” (Philippians 2:14). Why? Because all murmuring and complaining for the Christian is like going back to the Father and saying, “You made a mistake with Your plan for my life.”
Wherever you are, folks, there has been no mistake made by the Master for what He is intending for you and for your life.
Dwell intimately with Him. Find your strength in Him. Trust in His perfect plan.