Monday, December 20, 2004

Trust in Him Only

Man will always disappoint you, but Jesus never fails. It may come to
the point where God causes your well to run dry for you to see that it
is He that is providing and sustaining you every day. Our prayer should
always be "Thank you Lord for loving me and providing for me despite how
I treat You."

"Do not put your trust in princes, nor in mortal men, in whom
there is no help." Psalm 146:3

If we put our trust for our well-being in a person, any person,
we are putting it in the wrong place. Ultimately, our faith must
be in God. To transfer that trust to a spouse or pastor or child
is to put it where we will be disappointed.
C.S. Lewis wrote, "At first it is natural for a baby to take
its mother's milk without knowing its mother. It is equally
natural for us to see the man who helps us without seeing Christ
behind him. But we must not remain babies. We must go on to
recognize the real Giver. It is madness not to. Because, if we
do not, we shall be relying on human beings. And they are going
to let us down. The best of them will make mistakes; all of them
will die. We must be thankful to all the people who helped us.
We must honor and love them. But never, never pin your whole
faith on any one person."
The author of Psalm 146 said not to trust in mortal men - even
princes (v.3). Instead, he wrote, "Happy is he who has the God
of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God" (v.5).


"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is
in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends
out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of
drought and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8


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