Trust God, Not Chariots

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Trust. Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. One in which confidence is placed. That’s how Webster’s dictionary defines the word.

Throughout history God gives his people a choice. Trust God. Trust man. We will all give an account for where we placed our trust. We need to choose wisely between the two.

Some may try to set themselves above God, but God alone is LORD.

Some trust in power. Some trust in wealth. Some trust in their work. Some trust in status.

In reading the history of the nation of Israel recorded in the Old Testament, we see people who trusted in all of those things. We also see the reliance of many nations upon their military might and weaponry.

Many of those nations did not trust God, and did not rely upon him. Those who relied on their own devices usually failed, unless God used their victory for his own purposes. Those who trusted God and relied on him usually succeeded, unless God used their defeat as punishment.

Those who did not trust God trusted their chariots and horses. They trusted their weapons of iron. They trusted their enormous numbers. They trusted in the fear their name produced.

Time and again we see that God is not interested in chariots, weapons, numbers, or pedigree. God is interested in obedience and trust in him.

The God who raises up, also tears down. Despite what some may say, God still reigns on his throne. God is still El Elyon, the God most high. God is still above all. Everything is still under him.

We would be wise to make sure we place our trust in God and God alone.

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Some trust in chariots, others in horses, but we trust the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7 (NCV)

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4 thoughts on “Trust God, Not Chariots

  1. This is so true. I think one of the hardest things is being concerned about what others think of us. I struggle with this sometimes, but it used to be all the time when I was living with abuse. My youngest struggles with it all the time and it takes so much of his hope and passion. Trust in God does the opposite. He fills you with hope! Great post!


    • Joanna, thanks for your comment. I agree with you that it’s a struggle not to be concerned about what others think of us, but to find our worth in being a Child of the One True King instead.


  2. When we put our trust in God, things work out much better. Even when we do have trials God is here to comfort us and give us His strength. God offers each of us the assurance of His faithfulness. I pray that those who don’t know Him yet will one day experience His and peace which passes all understanding. Thanks, Sandy, for sharing these words.


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