Psalm 20 (Listen)
20:1 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!
3 May he remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
4 May he grant you your heart’s desire
and fulfill all your plans!
5 May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
9 O LORD, save the king!
May he answer us when we call.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright” (Psalm 20:7-8).
When trouble comes, where do you turn? Some turn to advice columns and others to their own ingenuity. Others might turn to old, destructive habits — overeating, drinking too much, or to the latest self-help book. When trouble comes, the advice of friends can be helpful. A doctor, counselor, or pastor might offer support, but Psalm 20 reminds us that we should first turn to God. “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” What challenge or problem are you facing today? Have you turned to God for help?