Psalms of Honesty and Truth
“Is that your final answer?” We hear many times on the game show, The Pyramid. Sometimes I think the MC tries to trip up the contestant, to rethink his answer or overthink his answer by asking the question, Is THAT you final answer? Or maybe he just wants them to be sure. Mm.
When it comes to trust, what is our final answer? Maybe a better question is WHO is our final answer? Many trust in the things of this world to get them through each day…until the thing or things fail, break or stop working. Many trust in people to meet all their human needs…until one or more of those close to them lets them down. It’s not fair or right to put all your trust in a person who could not possibly meet all your needs.
David, the confident new leader sings a song of praise to our Sovereign Lord with a message. Trust only in God! Raise the roof of praise to the One and Only in whom all blessings flow! Verse 9 affirms that the Lord is sovereign because He hears prayer and is able to answer. David may plan his strategies for the battles ahead, but it is the Lord alone who determines the outcome. David knew that. God has the final answer. Believe and Trust.
Psalm 20, The Message
A David Psalm
1-4 God answer you on the day you crash,
The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm’s reach,
Send reinforcements from Holy Hill,
Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies,
Exclaim over your offerings,
Celebrate your sacrifices,
Give you what your heart desires,
Accomplish your plans.
5 When you win, we plan to raise the roof
and lead the parade with our banners.
May all your wishes come true!
6 That clinches it—help’s coming,
an answer’s on the way,
everything’s going to work out.
7-8 See those people polishing their chariots,
and those others grooming their horses?
But we’re making garlands for God our God.
The chariots will rust,
those horses pull up lame—
and we’ll be on our feet, standing tall.
9 Make the king a winner, God;
the day we call, give us your answer.
This was a prayer offered before battle. What impending battles can you pray about? WHO do you trust for the final outcome?
Dear Heavenly Father, You are the One and Only we trust with the lives you gave us. We praise You today and give honor to You alone for all the glorious outcomes in our lives. We thank you for Your Presence in all the battles and skirmishes of this life. Go with this day, again with a fresh outlook, confidence because of you living in us and wisdom. Our trust is in You. In Jesus Name, Amen