While we pray for good leaders in our country and communities, we’ve also come to expect lots of grand talk that never materializes. Lots of broken promises. That’s nothing new. Here’s some advice from over 2,500 years ago: “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing” (Psalm 146:3-4). What does the Bible say? Don’t trust in princes—in people. They and their plans will one day come to nothing.
So what hope do we have? A lot! Here’s how that Psalm continues: “Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—the Lord, who remains faithful forever” (Psalm 146:5-6). What a contrast, isn’t it? Mortal men vs. the Maker of heaven and earth. Princes who come to nothing vs. the Lord who remains faithful forever. Remind yourself of this again and again: My hope is in Jesus. He alone is faithful. My hope is in Jesus!