Those who know Your Name will put their trust in You,
For You have not abandoned those who seek You…
Those Who Know The Lord Trust In Him Alone – Psalm 9:10
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,
For You, Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You.
Those who truly know the Lord will put their trust in Him alone. This is because the faithful know that God is the only One who knows all things. Moreover, He will never abandon those who diligently seek His Wisdom. Oftentimes though it is far easier to trust God in the good times than in desperate moments of uncertainty. And what about those everyday moments of life? Think about it, are you grabbing hold of the wheel and trying to control everything in the “day to day”? Or do you invite God to steer even in the most mundane moments of life? As children of God, we are called to lean on our Heavenly Father without restraint in every situation — the good, the bad, the ugly and the mundane.
St. Thomas Aquinas, a brilliant twelfth century Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, priest and Doctor of the Church once surmised: “Unceasing prayer is necessary to man, that he may enter Heaven.” The beautiful thing about trusting God everyday and in all circumstances is that that is a form of unceasing prayer. By trusting Him, we are in a constant state of worship — and worship and praise is prayer. The more we worship, praising Him and honoring Him with our lives, the more He will draw near to us. In other words, when we seize trying to control everything, which is ultimately rooted in fear, and begin trusting God at all times, He will enter into our brokenness, straighten our paths and carry out every miraculous promise that He has promised since the beginning of time. And this, my friend, is when we experience a slice of Heaven on earth. Trust Him.
“And those who know Your Name will put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You” –Psalm 9:10;
“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” –James 4:8.
Lord Jesus, thank You for being our Good Shepherd. Help us to seek out Your ways and not the worlds. You may not tell us exactly what to do, for You have given us free will, but we pray today that You will help us to become more like You. We desire to grow in virtue and holiness, Lord, so that we may reflect Your nature to those around us; giving others a spirit of courage and not of fear. We love You so much, and we trust in what You are doing … now and forevermore. It is in Your good and Holy Name we pray, Amen.