This summer many unfortunate events have transpired throughout the world, resulting in fear, protests, and lives forever changed. Social media has erupted, everyone desperate to share their own opinions and feelings and stand up for what they believed to be true. Never before had I felt unsafe.
As I have watched these events unfold, I found myself shaken and uncertain. The worst part was not knowing who the good guys or bad guys were. Everything seemed upside-down. Who could I trust in this great big wide world? When I turned to the Bible for answers, I found them.
Psalm 118:8, “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”
Psalm 146:3, “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.”
Isaiah 51:12, “I, even I, am He that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass.”
These verses reminded me that I shouldn’t put my trust in man. We live in a fallen world, a world where everyone is capable of making bad judgment calls, including myself. When dark days are upon me, the Bible says I can turn to God, the ultimate “Good Guy,” for comfort. Situations may change, but God is my solid, unchanging Rock (Malachi 3:6; Psalm 18:2). I can trust Him, without any hesitation or doubt, to work all things together for His glory and for my good (Romans 8:28).
Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” God’s Word is full of truth and promises I can focus on to encourage me and remind me to stay strong in Him.
Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the Son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?”
Psalm 33:4, “For the Word of the Lord is right; and all His works are done in truth.”
Isaiah 41:10, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.”
In all the uncertainty in this world, I take comfort in the fact that in the Bible, God reveals Himself to be the true “Good Guy.” Search for your own verses to hold onto when you’re discouraged by the world.
Family Radio Staff