Peace Come From Knowing Whom to Trust: Sunday Devotion # 20

Photo taken at Sweet Water Creek State Park.

Psalm 118: 8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

Psalm 118:13-14 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

I wish there was a way to stop the political commercials on our televisions once we have voted! You can’t be swayed any more, after all. But, alas, they will not end until the polls close on November 3. The constant noise of whom you can trust and whom you cannot trust to save the United States wearies me, because I know that salvation comes only from God.

Yet, in the times of trouble, when I have felt about to fall into the abyss of unimaginable troubles and heartache, no politician came to my rescue. It was the Lord who saved me and helped me, which is why my blog is titled Help from Heaven.

Yes, it is important to vote, for Jesus told us in Mark 12:17 to render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s. For me, voting allows me to do my civic duty, and I try to use that privilege responsibly, guided by my hopes for the future of my grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Yet, ultimately, it will not be a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent candidate, and neither a conservative nor a liberal politician, who will be present in our times of trouble. It will be only the Good Shepherd, whose goodness and mercy follows us all the days of our lives.

So, I will put my trust in the great I AM, realizing like the psalmist, that He alone is my strength, refuge, and defense in these uncertain times we live in. I find peace in knowing whom I can truly trust.

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