Is the object of your trust trustworthy? (129-1)
Christian leaders have a source they can trust for peace and rest even in their most stressful leadership days. Read Psalm 91.
The issue of trust seems complicated but is really pretty simple when boiled down to the basics. Faith (trust in something) is a universal experience. Everyone, including the atheist lives by faith. The basic issue is not whether we will trust in a belief system or trust in people or things, but whether we are trusting in that which is reliable or trustworthy. Trust is only as good as the object in which it is placed. Psalm 91 portrays God as a leader’s protector and deliverer. When a leader trusts in the one true God, they can “rest in the shadow of the Almighty” (v. 1) and they can look to Him for sustenance and provision with confidence even in times of trouble.
The following table concerning the promises and benefits in Psalm 91 is taken from The Maxwell Leadership Bible:
|God’s presence (vv. 1,2)||It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top.|
|God’s protection (vv. 3-4)||As you take initiative and risks, God keeps you safe.|
|God’s peace (vv. 5, 6)||You don’t have to feel insecure in unknown territory.|
|God’s perspective (vv. 7-10)||God has an eternal view of life that keeps you steady.|
|God’s provision (vv. 11-13)||Regardless of your needs, God meets them.|
|God’s power (vv. 14-16)||In adversity, God delivers and helps you reach your goal.|
Leaders who spend any length of time in leadership will face financial pressures, impossible deadlines, market instability, personnel issues, and other challenges enough to keep them up at night. And, since the challenges of leadership are inevitable, the object of a leader’s faith (trust) is very important. Wise Christian leaders depend on God who is perfectly and eternally worthy of your trust.
Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust Him.”
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