Psalm 118:6,8 - Whom Do You Really Trust

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? . . . It
is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. Psa 118:6,8

Doubtless the reader has been tried with the temptation to rely upon the
things which are seen, instead of resting alone upon the invisible God.
Christians often look to man for help and counsel, and mar the noble
simplicity of their reliance upon their God. Does this evening's portion
meet the eye of a child of God anxious about temporals, then would we reason
with him awhile. You trust in Jesus, and only in Jesus, for your salvation,
then why are you troubled? "Because of my great care." Is it not written,
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord"? "Be careful for nothing, but in everything
by prayer and supplication make known your wants unto God." Cannot you trust
God for temporals? "Ah! I wish I could." If you cannot trust God for
temporals, how dare you trust him for spirituals? Can you trust him for your
soul's redemption, and not rely upon him for a few lesser mercies? Is not
God enough for thy need, or is his all-sufficiency too narrow for thy wants?
Dost thou want another eye beside that of him who sees every secret thing?
Is his heart faint? Is his arm weary? If so, seek another God; but if he be
infinite, omnipotent, faithful, true, and all-wise, why gaddest thou abroad
so much to seek another confidence? Why dost thou rake the earth to find
another foundation, when this is strong enough to bear all the weight which
thou canst ever build thereon? Christian, mix not only thy wine with water,
do not alloy thy gold of faith with the dross of human confidence. Wait thou
only upon God, and let thine expectation be from him. Covet not Jonah's
gourd, but rest in Jonah's God. Let the sandy foundations of terrestrial
trust be the choice of fools, but do thou, like one who foresees the storm,
build for thyself an abiding place upon the Rock of Ages. [Morning and
Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon]

"They can do nothing to me but what God permits them to do; they can do no
real damage, for they cannot separate between me and God; they cannot do any
thing but what God can make to work for my good. The enemy is a man, a
depending creature, whose power is limited, and subordinate to a higher
power, and therefore I will not fear him. (Matthew Henry's Commentary)