Cons, cheats, and crooks have made cynics of us all. What’s the old joke? “How can you tell if a politician is lying?” “His lips are moving!” The joke isn’t that funny; it is a sad commentary on the unfortunate state of things.
A researcher conducted a survey of Canadian teenagers a few years ago. His team asked a really interesting question: “What do you wish for most in your life?”
How do you think the average teen would answer? Money? A girlfriend? To graduate and get out of mom and dad’s house? The number one answer revealed more about society than it revealed in the teens. Their biggest desire was “someone we can trust.”
God is trustworthy.
“He is the Rock. His work is perfect, for all his ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4)
“And those who know your name will put their trust in you; for you, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” (Psalm 9:10)
“The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.” (Psalm 111:7)
We don’t understand everything that God does. How could our finite minds fully comprehend the infinite? When we have doubts and fears or worries or questions that we’re having trouble getting answered, we ought to anchor our hearts with this truth: God is trustworthy. Put another way: God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!