Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath
in his nostrils. Of what account is he?
-- Isaiah 2:22
How many times have you been disappointed by
someone for whom you voted, been betrayed by
a friend, abandoned by a loved one, or let down
by a church leader?
While we love others and care about them, every
other person in our world is just like us -- a
flawed human being who breathes the same
air and walks the same ground as we do.
Only One is worthy of our ultimate trust.
He showed his trustworthiness to us by
sacrificing what was most precious to him
so we could know his love.
Let's not put our hope in other mere mortals;
only God can safeguard our trust.
Let's put our hope in him!
Father, you know the broken places in my heart
that were caused by the failure of people in my
life. I confess that I have sometimes become
disillusioned with your way because of the failures
and inconsistencies in your people.
Deep down I know, dear Father, that their failures
do not mean your failure, but it is hard for it not to
feel that way.
Call me close to you. Give me a more gracious
heart toward those who fail me. Establish my
faith, strong and firm in you, O LORD.
In you I put my trust.