Have you ever made a list of the persons you trust? How many were on that list? Who was first and who was last? And how did you know who to include on that list? Who did you exclude from that list? Trust is an important trait that we look for in family and friends. Many times those whom we loved best have disappointed us most. They have betrayed us when we confided in them and poured out the secrets of our hearts to them. Everyone needs someone who can be trusted without any reservation.
One man in the Bible had a very short list. In fact, it was limited to one name. The Psalmist said, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” What a profound statement. On the one hand it seems very disappointing. Yet, on the other it gives us the assurance that there is One whom we can turn to when we need a confidant. Though everyone else fails us, God cannot.
Notice, however that the Psalmist said the Lord. Our Lord is unique. He is not indifferent to our needs and has no limitations when it comes to meeting them. His power is limitless and His compassion has no criteria. He is perfect and He has loved us from the beginning of time.
The Psalmist also made his statement in the present tense by using the verb is. We need His help now: moment by moment - each hour and every hour of the day.
There is no one other than the Lord who we can turn to when we have a heart that is broken or a life that is in shambles who will care for us more than He. There are others who can help us but none more caring than He.
Prayer: May we look to You first Lord, when we need someone we can trust to guide us and guard us always. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.