Psalm 7:1a “O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust.”
Who are you going to trust?
We are a cynical nation. Nobody really trusts anybody anymore. What’s behind this decline in trust in our society? The answer is “truth decay”. Not that many years ago, a man’s word was his bond. You make a deal, seal it with a handshake, and you were bound that deal until it was done. Both parties knew the deal would be kept.
In our society today you can’t trust the news media to tell the truth. Many of our history books have been rewritten to reflect a new agenda. And, you certainly can’t trust the majority of the politicians. We have to have lawyers draw up legal, binding documents because you can’t trust people to keep their word anymore.
This causes stress in our lives, because we are wired to be a people of trust. When God created you, He wired you in such a way that you desire to trust in something greater than yourself. He wanted you to turn that trust toward Him.
If you don’t trust God, you will find something, or someone, else to trust in. That will create stress, because anything you put your trust in besides God, can fail you.
Whatever you value the most is going to shape your life. What (or who) you value most is what you are going to put your trust in. If it’s not God, you life can veer off the path He set for you. If you trust “your gut” or “your heart”, these will also lead you astray, because you are an imperfect being just like the rest of us.
Jesus said “Don’t be afraid. Just believe in [trust] Him.”
Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”