“She must really want this job, I told my roommate. All throughout our
dorm, posters promoted a candidate for dorm treasurer who I’ll call
Millie. Each time we entered or exited the building we spotted these
well-made campaign signs.
Other people were competing for positions on the leadership board of our
dormitory, but nobody had plastered as many notices as Millie. I assumed
she would serve well in the position because she seemed serious about
taking on this role. When it came time to vote for dorm leaders, a majority
of residents voted for Millie as treasurer.
We paid our dues to help support fun dormitory activities, and it was the
treasurer’s responsibility to maintain these funds. We hoped this money
would cover an extravagant end-of-year party in May. The first semester
ended in December without any special celebrations.
When we returned after Christmas, we discovered that Millie had not come
back to campus. She also didn’t return to class. She had simply
disappearedand the dorm treasury had disappeared with her. Did something
bad happen to Millie? Or did she purposefully take the money we had trusted
her to manage?
Unlike our loving Heavenly Fatherwho is always faithful and truepeople
let us down. Sometimes, they make promises they fail to fulfill; sometimes,
they betray our trust. Kings, presidents, parentsand dorm treasurersare
flawed and fallible human beings. Only God is worthy of our complete
confidence. He keeps all His promises. He promised to rescue His people
from sin and death, and that promise was fulfilled in Jesus’s death and
resurrection. He also promises to someday return to destroy sin,
brokenness, and death forever. Our God is trustworthy. We can trust the
Lord to redeem us from our sin, and we can trust Himand Him alonewith our
whole hearts. Allison Wilson Lee
Have you ever been let down by someone you trusted? What was it like?
How is putting confidence in God different from putting confidence in
Trusting God is hard sometimes. When it feels difficult to trust Jesus,
we can tell Him that. He wants us to be honest with Him, and He has
compassion on us. When is it hardest for you to trust God? Who are
Christians in your life you would feel comfortable talking to about this?
It is better to take refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in princes.
Psalm 118:9 (WEB)