Who Can You Trust These Days?


As I have said before, I look at things from a Biblical Worldview.  What does that mean?  Well, it means that my attitudes, my direction, and my actions are based upon the most influential factor in my life . . . God’s Word, the Bible.  I have made a conscious decision to trust what the Bible says and live my life accordingly.

That was a decision I made many years ago, but continue to make on a daily basis.  The great thing about that decision?  Experience has proven that the decision I made (and continue to make) was the right one.  It was a wise decision!

King David of Israel came to that same conclusion centuries ago, and in Psalm 118 he praises God for His enduring love which proved to him that living by God’s Word is the wise thing to do.  One verse (v. 8) in that Psalm stands out to me:

                  “It is better to trust in the Lord

                  Than to put confidence in man.”

It is said that Psalm 118:8 is the very center verse of the entire Bible, that is, there are the same number of verses prior to this verse as there are following.  Since I haven’t counted all the verses in the Bible I cannot verify the validity of that statement.  However, I can say confidently that verse 8 is the central thought of the Bible.

Man can, and will, let you down!  However, God is always faithful to keep His promises.  He cannot lie because it is not in His nature to do so!  In today’s world so many people ask us to trust them.  All political candidates use that approach to get elected.  If you are married, your spouse asked you to trust your heart to him or her on your wedding day.  Your physician asks you to trust him to make a proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper treatment.  But in each of these cases, and in many more, the odds are that at some point you will be let down . . . your trust will be shaken or even shattered. 

But, when it comes to God, He will never let you down!  I know this from experience.  I am 59 years old and been a believer since I was 9 years old.  In all that time God has never failed me, never let me down, never lied to me, never violated my trust.  Oh, I have certainly let Him down on many occasions – I am not perfect in any way.  But, the God of the Bible is totally trustworthy.

If you have never trusted the Lord Jesus (and He is God) to be your Savior and Lord, I cannot encourage you strongly enough to ask Him to be your Savior and your Lord right now.  He says that simple trust on our part will result in eternal life in heaven.  That’s His promise (see John 3:16).  And He never fails to keep His promises!