PSALM 23 SERIES- “Triumphing Over Trust Issues” Psalm 23:1a

“Trust Me”… two little words that bear enormous weight and responsibility. The word “Trust” means, “a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.”

Trust is not something that we give away easily. J. Hudson Taylor at the end of his life said,

“I am so weak that I can hardly write, I cannot read my Bible, I cannot even pray, I can only lie still in God’s arms like a little child, and trust.”

Most of us struggle with trust. When David was writing Psalm 23, he began with a foundational statement that set the tone for the entire Psalm… “The Lord is MY Shepherd!” You could say David was bragging and he should, but this one statement personalizes our relationship with God in a refreshing way! Can any relationship make it if trust is an issue? Will our relationship with God suffer if we don’t trust Him? So how do we handle trust issues? Let’s examine this issue of trust and learn some practical principles from the Good Shepherd. If we trust Him with eternity, shouldn’t we also trust Him with what’s temporary?