The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. – Psalm 28:7
Psalm 28 is all about trust. Who do you trust? It’s a simple choice that many people get wrong! Who are the people in your life that you trust the most: the people you work with, your friends or family?
Sadly, we’ve all trusted the wrong person at some point in our life. Have you ever sat with a group of friends or coworkers and noticed what happens after someone gets up and leaves? Everyone laughed and chatted with that person until they left, but then the topic changed. It’s only then we really learn what the others think of that person as one after another they begin to speak badly and gossip about them.
David saw how people lived around him and realizing the secret of his own success, David declared, The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. David’s trust was secure in the Lord.
Thomas a Kempis wrote: My child, trust firmly in the Lord, and do not fear the judgement of men when conscience tells you that you are upright and innocent. For it is good and blessed to suffer such things, and they will not weigh heavily on the humble heart that trusts in God rather than itself. Many men say many things, and therefore little faith is to be put in them. Likewise, it is impossible to satisfy all men. Although Paul tried to please all in the Lord, and became all things to all men, yet he made little of their opinions. He laboured abundantly for the edification and salvation of others, as much as lay in him and as much as he could, but he could not escape being sometimes judged and despised by others. Therefore, he committed all to God who knows all things.