Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Who to trust?

Do not put your trust in princes, Nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. – Psalm 146v3

If we were to listen to what the world is telling us we would be convinced that it is all over. We are headed to a double-dip recession at best or world-wide financial collapse at worst. The situation is unfixable. There is no hope. We are defeated.

President Obama tried to inspire American this week by reminded the people that no matter what a financial institution says about the US credit rating, they can go on because the United States is AAA in its character.

I don't know if it helped or not, but I like what he said. The United States should stop trusting what Standard and Poors says trust the character and resiliency of her people. He is talking about something greater than what people are saying. He is asking the people to trust something that has proven itself for over 200 years.

Of course, he is talking about people who still fail, but I think we can illustrate a truth here. Unlike the American people who can still fail, we have a perfect God who has never failed. If
the US can depend on her status as AAA in her character, we can go much, much further. No matter what the world tells us we can, instead of trusting them, trust our AAAA++++ God.

If we trust men, if we trust political leaders they will let us down (Sorry Mr President) but if we learn to truly trust God we will not fail, ever, no matter what.  

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