Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them—the Lord who remains faithful forever.  Psalm 146:3, 5-6

We often put our trust in people, hoping that they will come through for us. For some reason we are completely devastated when they don’t. At the same time, we have a lot of trouble putting our trust in God. We don’t think He will come through for us. We doubt that He cares; we don’t dare put our hope in Him. Don’t we have this backwards?

     The Psalmist reminds us that the God we trust in is the Maker of heaven and earth. We take for granted that the sun will come up on time and set as it always has. We put on our calendars years in advance when there will be a full moon each month, because we can rely on the faithfulness of a system that has been orchestrated to such precision. Can we not trust this Creator God?

     Jesus stood out on a hillside one day (Matthew 6) and told his listeners: Look at the grass and the birds. “God is faithful to the birds,” Jesus said, “so He will be faithful to you. So do not worry.” Jesus is pressing home the point that God is not uninvolved with what He has made. He sees. He sustains. “God is faithful to all He has made.” Do not worry!

     My life is anchored in God, the Creator. Will I still have problems? Yes. The darkness will still be dark; hardship will still be hard. God did not promise that these would not come. But He did promise that He would be with me through every storm and every heartache. I anchor my life, I rest my soul, in the faithfulness of God. Won’t you do the same? 

*Go on a walk and give praise to God for His faithfulness in creation. Then thank Him for His faithfulness to you.

God I thank You for Your creation that is a testimony to Your greatness and Your power. Thank You that You are faithful to all You have made. Help me to lean hard today on You, instead of looking for others to help me. I will not put my hope in others; I rest in You. Amen.

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