Who Can We Trust?

"Trust no one" These words describe the counsel of James Buchanan Duke to his only child, Doris Duke in James Michener’s novel Return to Paradise. Should we also heed this advice?

Finding the balance between being overly naïve (trusting everyone) and being too wary (mistrusting everyone) is difficult at times. What and who can we trust?

We all know the sting of having trusted in the wrong person, institution, or philosophy. Most of us know the shame of having been untrustworthy at one time or another. Trusted friends or family, with the best of intentions, can let us down.

Scripture, however, affirms the complete reliability of God, saying he does not change. We can depend upon His character, ability, strength, and truth. His promises ring through the ages.

Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you. Psalm 119:89

When others let us down, there remains One who is trustworthy. Let us be reassured by this reality and model it as best we can, even in the cloak of our humanness.

Will you join me this week in trusting God with all our hearts?

Sharing the journey with you, Bob Snyder