Psalm 118:8- It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
In whom, what or where have you placed your faith this day? To Whom Have you committed to put all your confidence, hope and trust in? Who is it?
The life experiences of this Psalmist has convinced Him to point that he boldly confess that it is better to trust int he Lord than to put confidence in man.
Why put your trust in God and not man?
Jeremiah 17:25-This is what the LORD says: "Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD.
The question still remains to be answered? Where is your trust?
In vs#5-7 of this text David tells us why he has placed his faith and trust in the Lord. Let's listen:I called upon the Lord from my distress; the Lord answered me and set me in an open place. 6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can people do to me.7 The Lord is on my side to help me;
I know that we all can agree that there were times when we attempted to call people for help and either they refused, promised and did not come through or did not even respond..
Man changes from day to day but the Word of God declares that the Lord our God changes not for He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
If you are burdened down, worried, stressed, anxious about life and it's issues, ask yourself "where is my faith"?
The call today is to take refuge in the Lord and do not put any other thing or person above God above for I promise you that is a place of guaranteed disappointment, hurt and short term gain.
God is still God, regardless of what our eyes may see. He can still be trusted to do just what He said He will do.
God's Sovereignty, Majesty, Power, and Glory is displayed throughout creation for all to see.
Psalm 113:5-Who can be compared with the LORD our God, who is enthroned on high?
Where is your faith? The world is full of people who have placed their faith in self and man. The world has convinced that they are above God. This is a dangerous place to be for the person who not only placed an earthly god above the true and living God, but it is also dangerous for the person who have allowed themselves to be placed in that position.
The Lord God commands this in Exodus 20:3-"You shall have no other gods before Me.
Proverbs 28:25-26 He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he who puts his trust in the Lord will prosper. 26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered.
Where is your faith? I can only hope and pray that you have placed it in the hands of the Lord, God for scripture declares in Proverbs 30:5-Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Psalm 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect. The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all those who take refuge in Him.
In time of trouble and distress, in time of joy, peace and happiness, in times of disappointment, fear, doubt, or even in time of uncertainty in which we now live, I plea with you to put your trust in God alone for man will deceive you.
Nahum 1:7-The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him."
Psalm 62:8-Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us."
Many concerns in your heart on today? Put your trust in the Lord. Cry out to Him for He is waiting to hear from you on today. Not only does He promises to hear your cry, He promises to answer your prayers.
People of God, trust God to do just what He said He would do in your life. Seek God through pray and meditation in His Word. He will prove to you over and over again throughout scripture that those who put their faith and trust in Him will not be ashamed.