Over the last little while I’ve been meditating on the following verses:
The king is not saved by a mighty army;
A warrior is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a false hope for victory;
Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope for His lovingkindness,
To deliver their soul from death
And to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart rejoices in Him,
Because we trust in His holy name.
Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us,
According as we have hoped in You.
I can’t help being reminded of 1 Corinthians 1:25 – “The foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” We don’t need to trust in horses or armies. The Lord is our strength and shield.
Here I am, recovering from an injury to my back. But God has been using this situation for His purposes, giving me a different ministry than I had ever expected, and allowing relationships to develop in a much different and deeper way than the norm. The foolishness of God is truly wiser than our greatest wisdom.
We do not trust in earthly things, whether horses and armies, institutions, or even people (including ourselves). God alone is our source and our supply. His plans are higher than our plans for ourselves, and we know that his ways are truly best. What an amazing God we serve!