Placing Our Trust Elsewhere

By Darrel Auvenshine

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” – Psalm 20:7 

We look for security in many places: relationships, possessions, employment, money. But all of those can be lost in a moment. We can easily become enthralled with the idea of another man meeting our needs. Our pursuit of security or safety often drives us to the mindless search for meaning and significance in relationship with another man.

I recall the days when I was in my teens and early 20’s. I was constantly pursuing relationship with men who I believed would surely fulfill me and affirm me. Many times I placed my trust in a sexual encounter, somehow believing that if I could just have sex with another man I would find fulfillment. I was trusting the experience to satisfy what ultimately only God can satisfy.

Where are you placing your trust today?

How can you begin to actively learn to trust the One who is everything?