Welcome back to the Midweek Worship Connection. It is good to be back! For those of you who have been tracking along each week, you probably noticed that we missed last week. Jodi and I were both sick. But God is good and we are back this week and happy to be alive!
While we were under the weather and out of commission, physically, I read these amazing words from King David in Psalm 20.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.Psalm 20:7, ESV
King David begins Psalm Twenty with some pretty big “mays”…
… May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!
… May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
… May he send you help… and give you support…
… May he remember all your offerings…
… May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!
… May we shout for joy over your salvation…
… May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
What we are reading here are the incredibly hopeful words of a man who is looking to God for all of his help and protection.
Notice that nothing is guaranteed. There are an awful lot of “mays” in those first six verses, but not an overwhelming amount of “absolutely wills”.
I wish we had more “absolutely wills”. I want to know that God absolutely will answer me in the day of trouble… that He absolutely will protect me, send me help, give me support, remember all my offerings, grant me my hearts desire and fulfill all my plans! But that is not what we get from the hopeful King here in Psalm Twenty. We simply get a bunch of “mays”.
Then it all comes together in the seventh verse: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
No, there are no guarantees. But when you are trusting in God above any and every other possible thing, you are surely putting yourself in the best position possible.
May the LORD answer us in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob protect us! May He send us help and give us support. May He remember all our offerings. May He grant us our heart’s desire and fulfill all our plans! May we shout for joy over His salvation. May the LORD fulfill all of our petitions!
There is no guarantee that He will, but truly He is the only one who can!
Some trust in chariots and some in horses. Myriad people trust in countless things. As for me, and my family, we trust in the name of the LORD my God.