Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the Lord. —Isaiah 31:1

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. —Psalm 20:7

Who do you trust? Whose words are you listening to? Where are you putting your hope? Why are you relying on people, circumstances or yourself instead of our Lord God Almighty as first priority?

Governments are raised up and put down ultimately by the Lord (II Samuel 22:48; Psalm 47:3; Revelation 20:7-8). He works through the nations of the world to accomplish His purposes. He has done that in the past, is doing that in the present and will also do so in the future right to the end of this present world. May we be wise in our understanding of how He works in and through nations.

Trust God because only “he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20). Listen to His Word — “My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word” (Psalm 119:81). Hope in the Lord our God “who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (I Timothy 6:17). Do not trust yourself, circumstances or other people as first priority. Instead, “In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:10-11).

So who or what are we trusting for your situation today? As we walk through today may we listen to what He has to say and trust Him fully— whatever comes our way. Dear Father may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son. So be it.

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