Some trust in chariots, and some in horses,
but we trust in the Name of the Lord our God.
They stumble and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
David didn't know about missiles and phantom fighters and germ and nuclear warfare. But if he did I believe he would have still said, "We trust in the Name of the Lord our God." Why? Because God is worthy of our trust, and David knew it. There are anti-missile missiles and fighters to fight the fighters and bans on nuclear weapons. Yet whenever one country comes up with something with which to destroy, someone else comes up with something to destroy the destroying weapon. Thus our fears increase and our dependence on our government to protect us is lost.
There are two passages in Isaiah that give me great comfort. Years ago we lived in Taiwan; my husband was an air force pilot who was flying sorties into Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the Viet Nam war. I was a young mother and a very fear-prone person. Early on during those two years there I memorized Isaiah 41:10:
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
What freedom that gave to me, knowing that my Sovereign and loving Lord was holding me in His hand!
God is described as a mighty warrior in Isaiah 42:13:
The Lord goes out like a mighty man,
like a man of war He stirs up His zeal;
He cries out, He shouts aloud,
He shows Himself mighty against His foes.
Do you think I trust in the chariots and horses of our age? Not on your life! (Or mine, either!)
Held securely in His right hand,