Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In the Hands of Experts

"Don't put your life in the hands of experts..." (Psalm 146:3, The Message).

If you've been around long enough you will have by now discovered that the experts, for the most part, do not know much more than any of the rest of us. With very few exceptions they are, at best, only one page ahead of us in the book -- and that page is blank.

Look at the scrambling that is going on in the economic sector as the "experts" come up empty; their "solutions" aren't working, and the problem is only escalating.

It's no different in the exalted halls of Congress -- where men and women are out of their depth, facing extraordinary problems for which they can find no palatable, workable solutions.

The Psalmist exhorts us to place our confidence in God alone, who, by the gracious and faithful exercise of His power in goodness to the needy, is singularly worthy of our implicit trust.

Elsewhere the Psalmist wrote, "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes." ((Psalm 118:8-9).

If you haven't figured that out by now, then here's your chance to make the leap. The old year has passed, and a new one is just around the corner. Make the shift that changes everything else. Take you trust out of the hands of the experts, and place it solely in God!

You will be glad that you did!


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