As the political scene continues to ramp up to the presidential election, still well over a year away, I was greatly encouraged as I read Psalm 146 this morning. For most of us, it is easy to say we don’t trust in politicians, but I think there is or at least can be a disconnect in whether we actually live that out practically in our lives. Read Psalm 146 and be encouraged to trust in God alone, who is our salvation.
[Put Not Your Trust in Princes]
[146:1] Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!  I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.  Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.  When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.  Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,  who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever;  who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free;  the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.  The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.  The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD! (Psalm 146 ESV)