Today’s Scripture: Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. PsalmĀ 20:7

I read this story and thought it spoke of the sweet innocence of youth:

A young lady was soaking up the sun’s rays on a Florida beach when a little boy in his swimming trunks, carrying a towel, came up to her and asked her, “Do you believe in God?” She was surprised by the question, but she replied, “Why, yes, I do.” Then he asked her, “Do you go to church every Sunday?” Again, her answer was, “Yes!” He then asked, “Do you read your Bible and pray every day?” Again she said, “Yes!” By now her curiosity was very much aroused. The little lad sighed with relief and said, “Will you hold my quarter while I go swimming?”

This story made me think about trust. In today’s day and age, it seems no one trusts anyone-and often for good reason. We’ve all been burned a time or two by schemes, shady salesmen, greedy friends, etc. Sometimes it makes us very untrusting of even our closest acquaintances.

We do know one thing-we can trust God. Not only with the most important security of our eternal destiny, but with the everyday promises that He has promised to keep. Where humans fail, God remains faithful. We can rest securely in his goodness, his grace, and his unchanging nature.

If you’re having a hard time trusting others today, know that you can always trust God.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder