WHO DO WE TRUST IN A DISHONEST WORLD?
November 9, 2020
“For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does.”
Psalm 33:4 (NLT)
Let’s be honest. We live in an extremely dishonest generation. Politicians, Hollywood, celebrities, social media… It’s hard to know what the truth is when all we hear encounter is dishonesty. In a time when so much of the world seems false, one of the great questions to ask is: “Who are you going to trust?”
The way you answer this question will determine whether your life will be filled with Peace or uncertainty.
Who ALWAYS has your best interest in mind? Who is there to help you make important decisions in your life? Should you trust the popular opinion? Should you trust the latest trends from celebrities? Should you make critical life decisions based on what you see and read on social media? Probably not the best idea because popular opinion is constantly changing… Trends will change and fade away… and just because you saw it online DOES NOT make it true.
What about trusting yourself? The truth is, our emotions can lie to us. The Bible says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” - Jeremiah 17:9 KJV. When we live by our emotions, we can be easily manipulated by other people and by our changing moods.
If you’re going to entrust your life and your future to someone or something, you’d better choose someone who has your best interest at heart, who knows everything, is perfect, and will never lie to you. That kind of limits your options—to God.
No person is ever going to always tell you the truth. At times, they’re going to shade it. They’re going to filter it. They’re going to make it sound nice. They won’t always tell you what you need to hear. But what you need to hear is the truth, because it is the truth that sets you free. Lies about yourself, others, the world, and how life really is will only keep you in bondage.
To be set free, you must have the TRUTH. And while the truth will set you free… at times it will make you miserable. We don’t always like hearing the truth. We don’t want to hear that most of the problems in our lives were brought on by our own poor decisions. We don’t want to hear that it’s often our own stubbornness and ego and insecurity that cause the stress in our lives, but it’s true.
Psalm 33:4 says, “For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust EVERYTHING He does”.
God said it, and that settles it—whether or not you believe it. God isn’t waiting on your opinion to figure out the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong. If God says it, it’s true.
And you can ALWAYS trust God.