Yes, we are all growing weary of this campaign season. We are bombarded every day with new information about this candidate or that one. Choosing the person who will be seen as the leader of our country is an ominous responsibility. It all boils down to this- Who can we trust?
As a Nation, we have grown so distrustful. One by one, every authority we have relied on is betrayed. We hear of corrupt teachers, religious leaders, policemen, judges. Even in the world of sports, the fans do not trust the officials who are close to the action. They want to see a replay on a huge screen so that they can make the call.
Why is this? We have grown so unsure of any authority figure, that we want to decide for ourselves. As if we are the ones who are most qualified to decide. With the advent of the internet, we think we can find proof to back us up, but if we examine those sources, we become even more confused. Just because something has been shared millions of times, that does not make it true.
So, we are back to the question of trust. When making any decision, we must have a final authority. Someone we put all of our belief in, someone we can rely on to never betray us.
Proverbs 3:5 says “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on thine own understanding.” Here is our base, our foundation. With much prayer and faith, we can make every decision. He is the authority. The next verse gives us a promise. If we share with others the source of our strength, He will be with us. “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He will direct thy paths.”
Trust in the Lord. He will direct you.