Today’s Scripture is Psalm 20:6-7…
“Now this I know:
The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”
Today’s blog post is by Lisa Gonzales, Director of Children’s Ministry…
That clinches it—help’s coming,
an answer’s on the way,
everything’s going to work out. Psalm 20:6 The Message
I’m not going to lie, I read the verse (above) about 15 times. The first 14 times I got nothing. It wasn’t until I read the Message translation (also see above) that I thought, “Oh, I get that!” It’s funny because, as the Children’s Director, that’s what I do with the children every week. I take scripture that is hard to understand and tough stories from the Bible and I bring it down to their level. I try to relate it to their small, growing brains. I let them know that it’s ok to not understand the Bible sometimes and that as they grow up, the stories will start to make more sense and the words on the pages will begin to come alive. And you know what? Even when they become adults, they might still look at a verse and say, “Huh??” – Just like I did this past week.
But most of the Bible is really just a few simple ideas.
- God is the creator of all.
- He loves us more than anything else.
- He sent His son to save us from our sins.
- If we believe in Him, He offers us eternal life.
So basically, “Trust in God, everything’s going to work out.”
Of course, that’s way harder to do than to read. I wish I had some great story to share with you about a time that I was so worried about something that I put my complete trust in God and it all worked out. But, since I think blogs are written to be real and relatable – here’s the truth – I freak out all the time! Do I pray when times are tough? Absolutely! Do I plead with God to make His answers visible to me? You bet! Do I panic and try to do things my way? All the time!
The Bible is hard to read and even harder to live by. But, that’s ok. I think realizing the NEED to trust in God and that His answer IS on the way is a huge step. Just like I teach the kids on Sunday mornings, I too need to understand God’s basic truths, that “everything’s going to work out,” if we just have faith.
It really is that simple.