Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them. But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psalm 146: 1-5 NLT
As I was typing this verse, the President came on the television (I don’t normally have the television on but my mother-in-law is staying with us -- see yesterday’s blog). Seeing this made me think of how much we put our confidence in our political candidates and our political parties -- no matter which way we swing.
Yet, the psalmist reminds us that the powerful - from politicians to investors - cannot help us. They are human, too. When they breathe their last, they also become dust. Their power and influence is only skin deep. Their plans often die with them.
But being a follower of God is different. When we put our hope, trust and confidence in God, we know we shall receive help. God will last beyond our own mortal lives. God is infinitely graceful and powerful. God is not just another politician or corporate CEO. God is who God is.
God, help me to put my full confidence in you rather than so-called powerful people. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Copyright 2013 Amelia G. Sims