March 25, Trust Focus
Today’s reading: Psalms 121-125
“I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth”
You may have a great job with wonderful benefits and perks. You may have earned a university degree with highest honors. Perhaps you have inherited family wealth that has made your life comfortable. You may enjoy perfect health and work out to ensure it stays that way. Yet no matter the benefits you enjoy, it’s important you not put your trust or faith in your own abilities or strength. The Lord warned against this danger through the prophet Jeremiah: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 9:23-24). Where have you become self-reliant and stopped or refused being God reliant? I acknowledge, Lord, that You are my Provider, using my job as the means to provide. I confess my utter dependence on You for my daily bread!