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. (Psalm 146:3-6 ESV)
Hymn ELH 261:1,3 Who Trusts in God, a Strong Abode
Who trusts in God, a strong abode
In heaven and earth possesses;
Who looks in love To Christ above,
No fear his heart oppresses.
In Thee alone, dear Lord, we own
Sweet hope and consolation,
Our Shield from foes, our Balm for woes,
Our great and sure Salvation.
In all the strife of mortal life
Our feet will stand securely;
Temptation’s hour shall lose its power,
For Thou shalt guard us surely.
O God, renew with heavenly dew
Our body, soul, and spirit
Until we stand at Thy right hand
Through Jesus’ saving merit.
Heavenly Father, help me always to trust in You above all things. You are my help and my salvation. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.