Loss of Confidence

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Who are you putting your trust in?

At the end of a long day of snowmobiling, I looked forward to getting back to the hotel for a hot shower and a cold drink.

In the distance, I could see the outline of the city with tall buildings. Hubby stopped the snowmobile at a 3-way stop with a directional sign. He looked up at the sign and shrugged.

He looked both ways. He shrugged again.

I got the distinct feeling that he didn’t know which way to go.

He started to turn right but stopped. He shook his head.

Up until this point, I had complete confidence that my hubby knew exactly where he was going. But when he shrugged a third time, I lost all confidence.

He turned left and accelerated along the trail. I gave a sigh of relief when we arrived at the hotel within 10 minutes.

Once off the sled, I asked him why he hesitated at the 3-way stop. He explained that his GPS told him to turn left but the signage pointed to the right. It made him question the right way to go. But in the end, he put his trust in the GPS as he had for the entire trip. And it did not disappoint.

But there are things in life that we put our trust in only to be disappointed.

And people we put our trust in disappoint us too.

I’ve seen this over and over again in the church. Believers put their trust and confidence in their pastor only to be disappointed when they fail.

The tragedy of a minister failing is not just that they disappointed others, but because of their failure, others turn away from God.

Because of a man’s failure, a soul is lost.

This is why we are reminded not to put our confidence and trust in leaders alone. They, like us, are fallible.

They are not perfect.

There is only one perfect Person. Jesus.

He is the only One who can be fully trusted. He will never disappoint.

Put your confidence in the only Person who will never let you down. He is more trustworthy than anyone or anything. Including GPS.

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