In Him I Trust
Tan Guat Kim—Cheras, Malaysia
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him. (Ps 28:7)
In Psalm 28:7, King David
acknowledges God as “my strength and my shield”. He willingly places his trust
in a reliable and faithful God, whose providential care is portrayed as the
strength, fortress, and stronghold of His people.
He also declares that God, who
radiates an undeniable strength and courage, is worthy of our trust. We can trust
Him, who controls the universe, and watches over us with benevolent eyes. He is
the One on whom we can pin our hope and confidence. This is a psalm of simple
trust and universal glory, and this confidence and reliance on God is the
manifestation of faith.
At times, our lives appear to
unfold in uncertain ways. It may seem endless, tenuous, and uncharted, casting
long shadows of doubts within us. But we must learn to trust in God during
these periods, for it brings guidance and direction to our life.
When I reflect upon my past, I can
see how God has taken me through periods of learning, growing, and, most
importantly, trusting. Through the years, as I witnessed His divine guidance, I
came to realize that I had to learn to trust in Him. I experienced God’s hand
in my impressionable teenage years, when I had to make a difficult choice in my
career, in my faith and marriage.
Like most people, I had youthful
aspirations and ambitions, but these plans were often relegated to wishful
dreams. However, I understood that bemoaning unfulfilled aspirations and
ambitions would not help my future. My safest recourse was to place my trust in
God, because I knew that my destiny was in His hands.
Since then, I have constantly pursued
the meaning of trust and drawing strength from God as I continue in my
Christian journey. Through my trust in Him, He has blessed me with a rewarding
career, a harmonious and fulfilling marriage, and two wonderful children. Most
importantly, I have experienced God’s guidance and forbearance.
I am grateful to God for
responding to my trust because He has allowed me to work through my weaknesses,
which tend to debilitate me. I am convinced that none of us can go through life
without entrusting our problems to God.
I give thanks to God for His
unparalleled blessings. As recorded in Psalm 33:21, I have learned to “[trust]
in His holy name,” for this trust brings joy, guidance, and strength in God.
God is our fortitude, strength,
and our shield, and we can find solace and refuge through our trust in Him.
Every possible moment of mine will be to live for God
Every opportunity of being with Him is relished
Every experience of knowing Him is cherished.
Wherever my destiny may lie
Whenever be the time I must return to my Creator
Till then, may all my tomorrows belong to my God
I will live day to day by His grace