Blessed is the man who makes
the Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who go astray after a lie! Psalm 40:4
Who do you trust? If you were blessed enough to be raised in a loving, honest family, probably your siblings and your parents. If you two have taken your vows seriously, hopefully your spouse. We’d like to be able to trust our kids and their friends, and the parents of those friends. Used to be there was a common moral and ethical standard that everyone followed. But today, there are so many standards that you just do not know who believes in what, or if they believe in anything except themselves. Employees are afraid to trust their bosses, and bosses are on the look out for employees stealing time and resources. They have seen too many play on the computer instead of getting their work done. I remember reading a study that claimed the average worker in an 8 hour day only really works 5-5 1/2 hours. At airports, security cannot trust anyone. Everyone must be treated as a possible threat. Each is screened, x-rayed, sometimes frisked. Your word is no longer your bond. We find it harder and harder to trust our elected officials. Trust seems to be an American dinosaur – extinct.
We even hear people say, “I just can’t trust myself ” when it comes to shopping, or eating sweets, or whatever. When you do not have trust, the strength of the bond is weakened. The glue that binds you to a truth loses it’s grip. It becomes weak. People who have just come out of a hurtful relationship often find it hard to trust again. They fear being hurt once more. so, who DO you trust nowadays?
There is one trust we can trust in – the love of God. Our country’s motto states that, doesn’t it? Read it on any coin. Our founding fathers knew that, and lived it. Perhaps because we are all human, with pride and hurts and flaws, it is difficult to trust and not be disappointed. But, there is a firm and sure foundation to trusting in God. Trust Him to know what is best and to lead you to the best choices. Trust Him with every aspect of your life – the gigantic “I can’t overcome it without Your help” things as well as the ” should I even trouble you with this?” stuff. It will bring you more peace and less strife, heartaches, ulcers and chronic pains. Easier said than done, but well worth the effort.