“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” Psalm 118:8
This verse is in the middle of the Bible. It’s kind of interesting that it’s teaching us to put our trust in God. It’s such a simple, yet crucial and difficult thing to do. Why? Because everything else around us fails, so why wouldn’t God? Yet, God never fails! He and His Word are the only sure things in this world we live in. While God’s plan and our plan and are usually different from each other, His plan is always right.
And that’s pretty hard for us sometimes. We only see partly; we see what’s in front of us or what’s happening to us. God knows the whole picture. He just wants us to trust Him. And we’ll find that the more we trust Him, the more grace He’ll give us to trust Him the next time.
As humans, we’ll fail each other. I know I certainly do. It’s an awful feeling to know you’ve let someone down. It’s also a bad feeling when we get let down by someone else. Once trust gets broken people tend to have a difficult time trusting the next time. What a comfort to know God will never ever let us down!
Now we just have to believe Him and put our faith into action. We need to believe and trust…and keep on trusting no matter what is going on around us, even if things seem hopeless.