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Trust on the Battlefield

Last week, an old song crossed my mind while I was doing one of my daily chores - ironing, not my favorite thing to do. The name of song was “I Will Trust in the Lord,” Psalm 56:4. That song is definitely where my spirit resides. Then, in our small group, Ms. Martin sung a verse of this song, “I Am On The Battlefield For My Lord.” Her rendition certainly brought joy to my soul, as it echoes the disposition I hold to in the world we live in. Each of these songs were sung very often in my church when I was growing up. And now, somehow, they have resurfaced.




You know what? There is a lot going on in this world today - a whole lot! I won’t elaborate because I am sure you are aware of the plethora of news reports and the many happenings that both surround and are in your life. A lot of the things that are going on often don’t make any sense, especially when there are better alternatives, but the Holy Spirit has reminded me to keep on trusting in the Lord until the day I die. And oh, there is also a verse in the song, “I Will Trust in the Lord,” about staying on the battlefield. This too I choose to do until the day I die, as the song reiterates.


Thank you, LORD, for reminding me to trust in you with all of my heart

(Proverbs 3:5 - 6).

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Trusting in God should be natural for believers because He is our refuge (Psalm 46:1). In Him is where we find peace, comfort, and provision.


As for the battlefield, every day we encounter battles, some small and some large, some personal and some external. And to be quite honest, we don’t always win them all. But in Christ, we know we have the ultimate victory no matter how a situation might seem. (Therein is another song, “Victory in Jesus,” 1 Corinthians 15:57.)



Our faith in Christ anchors our souls and spirits in the certainty of the hope that He Himself has provided for us. So, no matter what I face, I have security because I trust in the LORD. And yes, at times, it has been laborious to do so, but I know that trusting in Him yields the absolute best outcome. I have resolved to be His witness and to stand on the truth of His Word no matter the conflict I am presented with.


You might wonder how I can make such declarations. Well, I can because I have been privileged to have been a recipient of His many blessings and many deliverances, because I learned to trust in Him.


God is who He says He is. I trust His sovereignty. I trust His love not just for me but for everybody (John 3:16). I trust His faithfulness. I trust Him for who He is. I trust Him because of what He has done and what He will do. I trust Him because He is righteous, all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere present. I trust God because He didn’t just say He loves me/us, but He demonstrated it once for all (Romans 5:8; Hebrews 10:10, 14; Hebrews 9:28). I place all of my trust in the LORD so that He will be glorified (1 Corinthians 10:31). Trusting in anyone or anything else has been, is, and will be detrimental. So, if you will, one more song just popped up, “Glory, Glory Hallelujah.”


I trust in the LORD. Do you? I pray so, so that together we can rest in Him. Let me encourage you to look up the lyrics to these songs so that they may encourage you like they have encouraged me this week.


“I Will Trust in the Lord” Lyrics


I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord till I die. I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord, I will trust in the Lord till I die.

I'm gonna treat ev'rybody right, I'm gonna treat ev'rybody right, I'm gonna treat ev'rybody right till I die. I'm gonna treat ev'rybody right, I'm gonna treat ev'rybody right, I'm gonna treat ev'rybody right till I die.

I'm gonna stay on the battlefield, I'm gonna stay on the battlefield, I'm gonna stay on the battlefield till I die. I'm gonna stay on the battlefield, I'm gonna stay on the battlefield, I'm gonna stay on on the battlefield till I die.

I'm gonna stay on bended knee, I'm gonna stay on bended knee, I'm gonna stay on bended knee till I die. I'm gonna stay on bended knee, I'm gonna stay on bended knee, I'm gonna stay on bended knee till I die.


Text Information First Line: I will trust in the Lord Title: I Will Trust in the Lord Meter: Irregular Language: English Publication Date: 2001 Scripture: Psalm 56:4 Topic: Faithfulness: of the believer; Worship and Adoration Source: Negro Spiritual


For the other songs mentioned, check out hymnary.org.

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