Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. . .. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. — Psalm 146:3, 5 (NIV)
Injustice and violence fill the world. We hope that the next election, or leader will have the solution. My heart is gripped by fear and sadness when I see terrorism and oppression increasing. I want someone to rescue us and stop the evil. Yet, no matter which leaders are in power, evil grows. True, a wise leader is preferred over a foolish or evil one but we cannot place our hope in any mortal.
I find peace when I put my hope in Jesus. At a young age I trusted in Jesus Christ and believe He died and came to life again so that I can live with Him forever. We can find peace when we remember this world is temporary, as we talk to God, and meditate on truth:
Proverbs 19:21 “You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.” (NLT)
Daniel 2:21 “He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings…” (NLT)
We trust He is in control and that He will be with us no matter what happens.
Dear Father, thank you that you are sovereign over all. I place my trust in you alone. Our hope is in you! Amen
My hope is not in politicians but in the Lord God!