Exodus 20:3-4 “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou
shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that
is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the
Who can I trust in?
God created us to live in a social environment, and to be “knit together
in love.” I know that I need other people. But I also know that I’m a
sinner (saved by grace through faith) living in a fallen world full of sinful people.
I know that we have an adversary who constantly seeks to steal, kill, and destroy.
In the final analysis, I must place my complete trust in the Living God and in
Him alone. The danger in trusting other people is that they can become gods.
If we are careful, we can start living and planning our life based on “their”
leadership, “their” opinions, and “their” performance. And when things don’t go as
planned or hoped, we are all capable of going into an emotional, mental,
physical, or spiritual tailspin.
Let’s face it. Who among us has had a career or a business plan
that panned out “perfectly?” Who among us has not experienced major business
Perhaps you were just overlooked for a promotion or raise.
Perhaps you are being mistreated by an unreasonable boss.
Perhaps a valued colleague just made a big blunder-and you’re caught in
the painful aftermath.
Perhaps you expected a customer to sign a big contract, but it fell
through at the eleventh hour.
Perhaps you expected to get paid on-time by a client, but you’re still waiting.
Perhaps your company was just sold, and you’re finding it difficult to
adapt to the new culture.
Perhaps your company just announced that your division is closing or
moving elsewhere…or going through another
Be of good cheer: God sees everything and knows everything. Your 100%
solid Shield of Faith in the Lord will quench all the fiery darts and equip
you to keep moving forward regardless of what other people do or don’t do!
God has a wonderful way of working things out for good-often in mysterious
and unexpected ways!
– William Beckett
“Trust and obey…there’s just no other way…to be happy in
Jesus…than to trust and obey!”
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on
your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”