When going online it was hard to tell which site to trust
Reference: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7 NIV)
Explore: The last time I was planning a holiday I did a fair bit of research to find out where the best place to go was. I looked at hundreds of reviews online and asked a wide range of friends for their advice.
When going online it was hard to tell which site to trust. There were some that had harsh evaluations, whilst others spoke favourably of particular places. Were they getting paid by the companies or were the places genuinely good?
I was finally able to make my decision when I spoke to my friend Jackie. She had recently been to the place I was thinking of visiting. She has similar interests to me and was able to tell me the pros and cons of each venue.
She had no vested interest in the tourist location, and was a good friend who cared for me, therefore she gave me her honest opinion. I knew I could trust her and our holiday ended up being so much better because of her advice.
Application: There are times when we seek advice in the wrong places. We can often follow someone’s suggestion because they tell us what we want to hear.
God is the ultimate source of wisdom, but He doesn’t always tell us what we want to hear. It’s at those times that we turn to other people, our bad habits, or other vices to get comfort.
But the things of this world will always let us down. It is only truly God in whom we can trust. We will try to rely on other things, but there is no one or nothing more faithful than our God.
Prayer: Lord, Your reliability gives me great comfort. When I am unsure of where to go or who to trust, I know that I can always rely on You. Amen.
How does it feel knowing that God will never break your trust?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.