Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them. -Psalm 17:7
The great point at which the ungodly mostly aim their scoffs is the actual faith of the believer. He has made God to be his refuge. And what do they say? Why, “It’s all canting talk.” I do not particularly know what that means, but if ever Christian men are accused of being cants, they can make the retort by saying that the canting is quite as much on one side as the other, for of all cants the cant against cant is the worst cant that ever was canted. But surely if a man shall speak the truth in other things- and you know he does- it is not fair to say he does not speak the truth when he says he puts his trust in God. The man is not insincere.
“Oh!” but they will say, “it is ridiculous-a man trusting in God.” Yes, but you do not think it ridiculous to trust in yourselves. Many of you don’t think it ridiculous to trust in some public man. Half of the world is trusting in its riches, and is there anything ridiculous in leaning upon that arm that bears the earth’s huge pillars up? If so, ridicule on. To trust weakness seems to you to be sense. I say to trust Omnipotence is infinitely superior wisdom, and we will continue to trust in God, for to us it seems to be no absurdity. ~ C.H. Spurgeon