The Bible says outright that it is immeasurably better to put our trust in God than to rely upon any human being.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. (Ps 118:8)
Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. (Jer 17:5)
The Lord shares His wisdom with us from His Word. It’s simply a matter of believing and trusting in what we read there! The scriptures tell us that the one who trusts man more than God is cursed. May that never be the case!
The Word reminds us to trust in the Lord completely and not to rely upon human reasoning or understanding. As we look to our Savior and trust in Him, He’ll give us direction and guidance, as well as miraculous answers to prayer.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (Pro 3:5-6)
He will bring us through to victory. (1 Cor 15:57)
There are a number of good, practical reasons to trust God completely rather than man. I’ll share some of them with you.
- God doesn’t lie. (Nbrs 23:19)
- God cannot fail. (Josh 23:14)
- God has limitless power. (Job 36:22 TLB; Ps 147:5 ESV)
- God never forgets a promise. (2 Pet 3:9 AMP)
- God doesn’t change. (Mal 3:6 KJV; Heb 13:8)
- God is all-knowing. (Isa 40:13-14; 28 ESV; Job 28:24 ESV; Ps 147:5 ESV; Col 2:3)
When you’re facing a difficult or frightening situation, especially when there seems like no way out and no one capable of helping, put your hope, trust, and faith in the Lord and in His Word.