Some Trust In Chariots

"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God." Psalm 20:7

  It interesting that Psalm 20 is written by David who was a man of war.    When he said "some trust in chariots and some in horses" it would be similar to a modern day general saying "some trust in tanks and some trust in fighter jets."   To a military person the instruments of war are not only important to them but they understand them and their capabilities way better than the average bystander would.    They have used their military equipment to great success and have become experts in knowing how and when to implement their different resources.    What is amazing is that even though David knew the tremendous value of chariots & horses in his day yet he declares his trust is not in his military equipment but in "the name of the Lord our God."

This is the verse was on my mind today as I prepare to drive down to Duke Hospital tomorrow evening to be there ready for my appointment at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday.    I have heard such great things about Duke Hospital, a well respected cancer center with specialists that deal with the type of cancer that I have.   I have prepared to go by doing every test they have asked for with the hope and expectation that when I meet with the doctor there on Thursday that they will be prepared to get moving right away with my treatment.  In fact, my hope is that they admit me, get me prepared, and then give me my first round of chemotherapy.   A month ago I would have shied away from the idea of chemo but now I understand that is accepted to be the best treatment for the germ cell cancer that I have and also realizing it could very well shrink the tumor and lymph nodes quickly so that in a short time I can get back on solid food, I am anxious to just get started!  

However, despite the great reputation that Duke has I am asking God to help me make sure my trust is not in Duke Hospital, chemotherapy or any other medical treatment, but that my trust may be fully in the Lord our God!  If my trust is in the medical doctors and procedures more than it is in God I am in a dangerous position.  For what if they don't move forward at the speed I am hoping, what if the treatment is not as effective initially as they think it will be, what if I have.a rough time with the chemotherapy?    My trust must be much more in God than in anything else.   For He will never let me down.   Chemotherapy, doctors, chariots, horses, fighter jets, and tanks can miss the mark, but God will NEVER fail!  So... I will travel down to Durham, NC tomorrow evening with hope, not in what Dr. Armstrong (the oncology specialist I'm meeting with) will tell me but in what the Lord has already said.   He is my healer, provider, and He is the waymaker!   I will gladly use medicine and what the specialists recommend just as David continued to use chariots and horses in his battles but as long as my trust is in the name of the Lord more than any other thing, I know that He will make a way for me!


Samuel - April 8th, 2021 at 3:42pm

That’s great cousin

Keep up the Good Fight

Matthew - April 13th, 2021 at 10:45am

Thank you Samuel. I appreciate your prayers very much. God is good!!