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We all want something perfect. There’s no doubt about it. Whether searching for enlightenment, for a relationship with another person, for the ultimate driving experience, the vacation of our dreams, or the perfect cup of coffee, we want something perfect. The dream job, the dream house, or the perfect candidate.
Psalm 146:3-5 pours a bucket of cold water on those dreams. We don’t trust in princes. We realize that our earthly leaders will pass away and their plans with them. The perfect candidate is flawed. So is the perfect spouse. Even my F-150, the coolest vehicle on the road, will break down. And my espresso gets cold. We want perfection, but everywhere we look we find something else. For that matter, the car problems, the coffee problems, even the trouble at work are the least of our worries. They are daily annoyances. There’s plenty of big stuff to sweat about as well. We can’t trust in any of this earthly stuff.
Thankfully, we find verse six of our Psalm. When our hope is in God we are blessed. He is the perfect Lord. There is no disappointment in Him. He satisfies his people with eternal good, everlasting peace, perpetual forgiveness and grace.
With that in mind, what is our attitude about all the other stuff in our lives? We don’t abandon it. We accept it as something good. We have relationships with others. Sometimes they are easy, sometimes less so. But they are a good thing. We can go from one place to another and it is often comfortable, sometimes enjoyable. We can rest at times, and the coffee is really not so bad after all. God is good to His people. He, the one in whom we can trust without reserve, pours out temporal and eternal blessing on His people. Trust in Him.
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