Today's devotion is based on Psalm 146:5, “Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.”
The Book of Psalms concludes with five psalms that are all about praising God, and this is the first of them. It’s well worth reading all five psalms. They are short.
The psalmist warns us about putting our trust in our human leaders. Like ourselves, they are sinners. They can’t save themselves, let alone us. However, our Lord God is the Creator of the universe. He made everything we can see and cannot see. Add to that our Lord God has a long reputation for saving and healing people, justice, and caring for the outcast. So, it makes sense to put our trust in God!
As we sing our praise, then our hearts and minds will follow. As we praise God, the foolishness of whatever we have substituted for him will be revealed. Real blessings come from putting your hope in the Lord our God.
Please pray with me: Holy God, show me what I am putting in your place. Grant me your strength to turn away from the things of this world and put my trust in you. Praise the Lord. Amen.