It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. – (Psalm 118:8, NIV)
It is better to trust in the Lord than to trust in people. – (Psalm 118:8, ERV)
Lord, it is so much better to trust in You to save me than to put my confidence in someone else. – (Psalm 118:8, TPT)
Surrounding ourselves with people whom we love and trust is good, but ultimately, our trust must be in God alone. He is our refuge and strength; perfect and infallible. Humans, though wonderfully made, are imperfect and subject to sin. God does not get too busy, nor distracted, and He is always present to be our help and our hope. I am blessed to have incredible humans in my corner, yet, I cannot transfer my trust from God to them. He has to come first. Too often, when our trust is misplaced, we discover disappointment, sorrow and frustration. Humans are fallible. It is not to say that there ought not be people whom we trust, but rather we must trust God first. May we ever place our trust and confidence in the Lord, for His love never fails us.
Far better it is,
To trust in the Lord;
For He’s ever near,
Faith’s promised reward.
Though people are good,
And we need to trust;
Our ultimate faith,
In God is a must.
His love never fails,
As He is the One;
Our safety, shelter,
Faithful, risen Son.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are the One in whom we can place our trust. Thank You that Your love is unending and will never fail us. Thank You that Your trustworthiness is not dependent upon our capacity to trust. Forgive us for the times that we have placed our faith in anyone or anything other than You. Teach us to seek You first as the One in whom we trust. Show us how to love others in ways that demonstrate Your faithfulness. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we place our trust in You and Your unfailing love. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in You. – Psalm 84:12