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Whom Do You Trust?

"I trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me, 'Fly to the mountains for safety!' The Lord still rules from heaven. He watches everything closely." – Psalm 11:1, 4 NLT

Recent research confirmed trends many of us have sensed. There has been a general decline in trust. In fact, people increasingly are less likely to trust others to tell the truth. This decline has been expressed toward people in many professions.

Trends like this change from year to year. At times, levels of trust improve. Sometimes they decline. But in every condition, we learn the timeless truth that people are imperfect. Even well-intentioned friends can make mistakes.

We wonder whom we can trust and on whom we can depend. Some simply decide to run away, symbolically to “fly to the mountains for safety.” But the Bible gives us the right way to approach these issues.

First, we need to remember the limits of other people. No one is perfect; we all make mistakes. No one sees perfectly or has a perfect understanding of the events of life.

Ultimately, as David wrote, we need to trust in the Lord. He realized that God “watc