Who do you trust? It is more than an old game show, it is an important question we wrestle with. We are in the middle of an election campaign. Politicians do constant polling to try to appeal to the electorate. Both major political parties have taken their research of the electorate, and are promising people basically what they think they want. One of the issues voters wonder about is who will deliver on their promises. “Trust me! You can’t trust him or her!” Inevitably I hear all this incessant political chatter against the background of the Gospel.
Whom can you trust? Who is honest? We need to learn to trust God. God is determined to give you the kingdom. You’ll find peace of mind when you learn to trust God and to believe in the Gospel. That is the way to peace of mind, to freedom, to joy, to fulfillment.
Too many of us put our trust in the wrong things or the wrong people. We learn what to desire from others. We are always looking for something else. Maybe money, maybe prestige, maybe this car or whatever. We need to let go of everything and to trust God. You have got to let go of everything.
That is about as simple as it is. Will you and I trust God with our lives? The only way you and I will trust God with our lives is when we know that He loves us, when He is our treasure. As it says in Luke’s Gospel, “Where your treasure is, there your heart is.” So, is my treasure my faith in God? Or is it other things?
We think that we are in charge; but we are in charge of nothing. We need to free ourselves from the things we do not need. We need to learn what to desire by observing Jesus.
You certainly don’t need to trust your political leaders. You don’t have to trust yourself. We can opt for it honestly only as we learn to trust, not just anyone, but to trust God. When you think of it, it is a great desire! This is the real treasure! Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also!