Psalm 118: 8,9
“It is better to trust in the LORD
Than to put confidence in man.
It is better to trust in the LORD
Than to put confidence in princes.” (NKJV)
The Bible has 31,173 verses in its 66 books and what better verse to put in the middle of it all – Psalm 118: 8,9. It is like God telling us exactly what we will go through and what we should be doing. What we go through are situations where we need the help of somebody else. Life demands it and we wish we could do it all on our own. But harsh reality is that there are circumstances we cannot handle them on our own and we depend on our friends, families, jobs or God.
It is also true that there are situations when even the closest of friends will not be there for our gravest need. Our families will not be able to support us in our deepest moment. The people we love the most betray our trust and we feel lost.
God knows that and He threw an important lesson right in the middle of His book. He said, “Better to trust in Me than to trust in your friends, relatives, money or power”. All the people we hold dear will disappoint us sometime but God says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5).
This is one lesson we learn in life. And we learn it the hard way, most of the time. But I believe that God put this verse in the middle of the Bible for a purpose – to remind us to trust in Him rather than in the things and people of this world. Simply because they have their limitations and He has none. There is no situation He cannot handle and remember, there are no surprises for God. He knows everything and He is definitely in a position to help you better than your best friend.
Pray in your own words: Ask Him to be your best friend. Tell Him that you trust Him more than you do anything/anyone else in this world. Ask Him to teach you how to trust Him when situations don’t go the way you want it to.
Daily Bible Reading: Genesis 4 – 6 (Old Testament), Matthew 2 (New Testament) (Click here to read)
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