Have you ever been let down?
You trusted someone. You thought that person would be there for you, show up for you and they just didn’t?
Do you remember the disappointment you felt? …the hurt? …maybe even a bit of betrayal?
God’s Word says, “Don’t put your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. What good are they?”
Let’s think about this verse for a moment.
Frail as breath…
What good are they?
Merriam-Webster defines mere as “being nothing more than.”
Don’t put your trust in humans, people who are simply nothing more than humans.
We humans are not perfect.
We let loved ones down; we even let ourselves down.
We couldn’t be anything more than humans if we tried.
Frail as breath.
We humans have limitations.
What good are they?
When compared to God, we cannot and will never measure up.
God is perfect.
He never disappoints.
He never lets us down.
He is not human.
He does not have limitations.
He is Almighty.
So, if we cannot trust humans, who can we trust?
Proverbs 3:5 (NLT) says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.”
As humans, often it is easier to understand other humans.
We don’t always understand God. We don’t understand His Word. We don’t understand His ways; His plan for our lives.
Sometimes it is hard to trust what we don’t understand.
But we must trust anyway.
The Bible says to trust with all our heart. With all that we have and with all that we are we must trust God.
We do not depend on our understanding.
We trust despite not understanding.
I know this is easier said than done. Maybe you have been hurt by God. You thought you could trust Him, but He didn’t come through in the way that you wanted. He didn’t answer your prayers in the way that you thought He should. The God who says He loves you allowed something so horrible to happen. How can a Father who loves His child allow such things?
I want to encourage you to not listen to the enemy. The enemy will distort our perceptions and cause us to think the absolute worst about God. This is truly when we cannot depend on our own understanding. It isn’t easy, in fact it defies logic – to trust what hurt us. And that's the thing. The enemy wants us to believe that God is capable of hurting us, when in actuality God loves us. The enemy hurts and harms us.
Loved ones, God is faithful. He can be trusted. We are called to trust Him, even when we do not understand; especially, when we do not understand.
I choose not to put my trust in mere mortals, but in my Creator, my Father, the One who knows me inside and out, my God.
Do you find it hard to trust God? Let me know in the comments down below.