During the 1960’s there began a shift away from innocence in our country. Young people were urged to “trust no one over thirty” and told that our government was irredeemably corrupt. As many of our elected representatives failed to keep campaign promises or were exposed as immoral or corrupt, our confidence diminished further.
The exaggerations, media spin, and outright lies promoted during our last election, the pandemic, and since have led to a deep skepticism of our formerly trusted institutions.
It seems that trust has been another victim of the pandemic.
When there is nothing to trust, the world becomes a frightening place. People may panic and react irrationally in their attempts to find something to cling to.
However, we can take heart that through all of this turmoil there is One in whom we can place our trust without fear of being disappointed.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,Proverbs 3:5-6
and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways,
and he will make your paths straight.
While experience shows us that even the most well meaning among us are prone to bad choices and mistakes which let us down, Our Lord never will.
It is better to trust in the LordPsalm 118:8
Than to put confidence in man.