Who do you trust?

11 The Lord is my fortress!
    Don’t say to me,
    “Escape like a bird to the mountains!”
You tell me, “Watch out!
Those evil people have put
    their arrows on their bows,
and they are standing
in the shadows, aiming at good people.
3 What can an honest person do
    when everything crumbles?”

The Lord is sitting
in his sacred temple
    on his throne in heaven.
He knows everything we do
    because he sees us all.
5 The Lord tests honest people,
but despises those
    who are cruel
    and love violence.

He will send fiery coals
and flaming sulfur
    down on the wicked,
and they will drink nothing
    but a scorching wind.

The Lord always does right
    and wants justice done.
    Everyone who does right
    will see his face.

Psalm 11 (CEV)

The book of Psalms can be a comfort and an encouragement in difficult times, especially those Psalms written by King David to inspire his people. His words were especially effective because the people were aware of his past struggles and his relationship with God.

We tend to trust words when we see them lived out. When a person’s words are in conflict with their actions, we meet them with skepticism. Hence the adage, “Actions speak louder than words.”

Other than our own personal witness, the next best proof of character may be found in the testimony of others who have proven themselves to be trustworthy.

With widespread distrust of the modern media and of many political figures, who can we trust in these turbulent times? When even the witness of our own eyes can be so easily manipulated, this question becomes even more important.

I believe the answer can be found in Scripture.

Men who sacrificed everything to record God’s message have been proven trustworthy over the centuries, with scientists and archeologists uncovering more physical evidence supporting even the most incredible claims of the Old and New Testaments. These are people whose actions matched their words.

When we are confused and frightened by circumstances, we can turn to the promises of God and never be dismayed, if we remember this:

The Lord always does right
    and wants justice done.
    Everyone who does right
    will see his face.

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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