Tonight I am thinking about this quote. How much trouble would we save ourselves from if we followed this wisdom? The definition of trust is to rely on. How can I rely on someone to solve my problems if they are full of problems themselves?
After being in the ministry for 21 years, (am I really that old?) I have watched over and over again as Godly people begin to struggle with life issues and get sucked under by them because of who they choose to trust with those issues. No man or woman is capable of dealing with your issues in the proper way unless they are wholly committed to pointing you to Jesus Christ!
I am so tired of seeing my fellow sisters in the Lord sucked into the world and out of the church AND my life because of our tendency to go running here and there and everywhere when we are desperate for answers. Psalm 1 tells us Blessed is the man that does NOT walk in the counsel of the UNGODLY not stand in the way of sinners nor sit in the seat of the scornful but his delight is in the law of the Lord and IN HIS LAW doth he meditate day and night.
Wonder why you are tossed to and fro? We have to be planted in the Lord and meditate on HIS LAWs. The answer is in Christ alone. Do not go to ungodly people to solve your problems!
One other point I want to make... I cannot count the times I have watched Godly people blow their testimony with their non-Christian friends by going to them with their issues and struggles. They will remember it the next time they think you are 'preaching to them'. Don't be surprised when they 'throw it in your face'. Don't blame them but yourself... you were never meant to share that struggle with them and they will use it for justification of a sinful lifestyle. Do you put on a facade of being perfect? NO! but you also don't taint them to your church, your marriage, your spiritual life by sharing things with them that they are incapable of solving or of pointing you to Christ!