What We Trust

“Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they do not speak,
Eyes they have, but they do not see;
They have ears, but they do not hear;    Psalm 115:4-6

Those who make them are like them,
So is everyone who trusts in them.” 
Psalm 115:8

Only through Jesus can I really see, hear and speak.

Lord, please strip away those things I trust in more than You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Who Loves You

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So much at
our fingertips

to depend on
to trust

but none of it
can love or care

like the Lord
of us.

43 Comments

  1. These verses are amazing aren’t they, and I love the way you’ve unpacked them… We are so easily swept away by the ‘cheap imitations’ of the glory of God aren’t we. So grateful we have ‘the real deal’ in Jesus Christ, who surpasses them all 🙂

  2. So true! 🙂

  3. Hi,

    This is so true and often we forget it. It is good that the LORD does not forget us because if he did forget us we would be lost.
    I love those scriptures and your poem says millions.

    Shalom,
    Patricia

  4. It amazes me that throughout history, man has been so quickly deceived into giving their all to that which is false and worthless, while rejecting the true Lord who is the source of all blessings. thanks for the blessing.

  5. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  6. Deb,
    I love this,
    I love how you have contrasted the uselessness of idols to the faithfulness of God.

    This reminds me of the old song

    Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
    Just to take Him at His word!
    Just to rest upon His promise
    Just to say ‘thus saith the Lord’

    Ben

  7. Funny how we do not see all of the idols in life. All of our “necessities” we must have, tv, pc, even our job, children, etc. When we remove their importance…we see Jesus clearly. Thanks for the post Deb.

  8. “…Lord, please strip away those things I trust in more than You…”

    This is one of those prayers I tend to pray while hiding under a table, knowing He will quickly answer it. Powerful prayer. Great poem.

    Give Aub a Monday noogie with a little mustard on it.

  9. Thank you Debbie. It seems like the word of the day is “lean in”. That’s what we need to do here.

  10. perfect words, right to the point. Thank you Debbie for sharing

  11. As always beautifully written and thought provoking. You have an amazing gift that shines brightly . . . ~ God Bless ~

  12. Reminded of Psalm 20:7: “Some trust in horses, some trust in chariots, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Reckon that begs the question: do we really need “IN God we trust” on our money to know where our trust ought to be? Just asking not saying. 🙂

  13. always a word in season for us all

  14. will we ever learn that nothing earthly and man-made has the authority of God to act in power? We worship counterfeits, geez, are we that dumb, deaf and blind?

  15. “but none of it
    can love or care

    like the Lord
    of us.”

    Amen – no one can love me or care for me like Jesus. Thanks for this reminder Deb!

    Many blessings to you,
    Cheryl

  16. I’m glad those verses impact you too, Ali! So thankful for the real deal of Jesus too, and how He leads us away from all else. God bless you and thank you!

  17. God bless you, beautiful FK, as you trust Him!

  18. Great to see you, Patricia, and praying all is well, as you trust Him today! God bless you!

  19. Thank you for sharing how we’ve done this throughout history. It’s not a new thing and it still is happening. God bless you, Pastor Rob!

  20. Thanks so much and God bless you!

  21. I love that song Mr. Ben, and being reminded of how much greater and more trustworthy He is than anything else. Thank you and God bless you!

  22. S. Keith .. you understand what I was thinking . .that there are idols all over the place. Praying to not make them more important than Jesus. Thank you so so much and God bless you!

  23. I know, Mr. Larry . .I keep praying things like this . .but can’t stop now. 🙂 Thank you for your support and noogies! God bless you!
    p.s. Aub asked if she could have Ranch dressing on it instead.

  24. Lean in is perfect for this, Tammy! Thank you and God bless you as you trust and then trust some more.

  25. God bless you, dear Terry, as you keep trusting your God!

  26. God bless you, dear Deborah, as you trust Him and write with Him each day!

  27. Love that, Pastor Bill! 🙂 Thanks for the Psalm 20:7 verse to go with this, too. I think I have this, until something happens and I find my trust was misplaced. God bless you!

  28. Thank you and God bless you as you trust Him, Desiray!

  29. God bless you, dear Deborah, for telling it like it is! 🙂 I think we just slip into it. These are slippery times we live in! Thank you for always blessing me and God bless you!

  30. He’s got you covered, Cheryl, and loves you like crazy! 🙂 Thank you and God bless you and your heart for Him!

  31. you are a treasure where my heart rests sister ~I mean that Debbie dear.

  32. God be your shield and shelter as you are for many. Faithfully your friend ~Deb

  33. A rare moment of internet tonight so I’ll write quickly before it fades…
    We’re in a place (and just heard may be in this general location for several years) where there’s a degree of physical danger. 2 huge rattlesnakes yesterday and of course there are those who pass by that don’t have our best interest at heart.
    It’s helped me see how easily I can place my faith and my security in things as simple as a predictable environment and the people around me (since we’re, for the 1st time, about a mile from our guys). Although I know I’ve taken it a slightly different direction, I appreciate you gentle reminder to keep my trust where my heart belongs – with its Keeper! 😀

  34. You are so so kind and dear to me .. .so blessed to have you here! Thank you for your prayers and blessings!

  35. Sweet gracious friend! Thank you for checking in with us, blessing us and truly I believe your comment went in the perfect direction! How much do I trust in my safe little home? Praying to be thankful for all those things that I may want to put my trust in, knowing that He’s the one truly keeping me. Love you and God bless you and keep His hand upon you!

  36. Everything is fine. Submitted my manuscript in a Literary Contest and needed to time to make the deadline, but I kept in touch with your blog. I just didn’t write comments.
    Take care and keep walking in your faith. You are doing an excellent job.

    Shalom,
    Patricia

  37. Debbie…had never noticed the part about “those who make them are like them.” A valuable insight.

  38. Praying for His favor upon your manuscript, Patricia! That is exciting!

  39. That part got to me too, Brook .. . I sure want to be seeing, hearing and speaking because of Jesus. Thank you and God bless you! Praying it’s getting to be spring time there!

  40. Great contrast of thought . . .

    >> “So much at our fingertips to depend on to trust”
    We don’t make idols of wood and clay and bow down to them, only to find they were completely unable to hear or to answer. Instead, we are bombarded with ‘trust me: I am the answer to making your life easier and happier; to making you attractive; to giving you a good time etc. This is the message shouted out from TV advs, papers, magazines, billboards, catalogues etc. All appeal to our human, selfish nature with promises that can’t be fulfilled.

    – BUT –

    Our incredibly amazing God loves us with an everlasting love and has given us His 100% plus guarantee that He has us in His keeping; that He is with us in all circumstances and that He will undertake for us, as He brings us to perfect maturity.

    What an enormous privilege to be His blood-bought, adopted child!

  41. I love how you showed the contrast better, mentor Angela! Yes, our idols are so various and sometimes subtle, but there none the less. Thank you for reminding us that God love us with an everlasting love! Nothing beats that! God bless you!

  42. Thank you for this lovely reminder of the Lord’s goodness.

    Love,
    Theresa

  43. Love you and God bless you, wonderful woman of the Word! Praying for His tender care of you today!


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