I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalms 91:2 NIV
Instinctively we want to trust. We arrive from the womb filled with innocence. In our naivety, we expect that everyone will love us forever. However, as we mature, we realize we cannot trust everyone. Some people have ulterior motives and use us to support their agendas. Fortunately, not everyone is like that, and there are still good people on which we can rely. Our lives then consist of using our best judgment to determine who can and cannot be trusted.
We can, however, be confident in our trust in the Lord; no exceptions. How do we know this? We know it from experience. Looking back over the many times he has been there in our darkest moments, giving us the strength and courage to go on when we've felt like we can't possibly go on. We look around us at all we have -- not simply processions, but friends, family, and church. Even when his answer was not as fast or how we wanted, God delivered.
One more thought from this verse, the author is speaking to someone about the Lord. He is witnessing his trust In God. We are called upon today to do the same. How can we possibly keep to ourselves the awesomeness of our God? We can't! There are so many around us who need hope; they need someone they can trust with certainty.
God, we give you thanks for all you do for us. We affirm with confidence; you are our refuge and fortress -- our place of safety and strength. It is in you we entirely place our trust. You have never failed us and never will. Please help us as we share the message of hope and your goodness with others. We pray this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.