Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
Canada is now allowing foreign workers in 16 new occupations to submit an application for permanent residence, as the federal government looks to boost immigration to tackle labour shortages across the country. The new occupations now eligible for permanent residence under the Express Entry program include nurse aides, dental assistants, and pharmacy technical assistants as the country’s health-care system is in crisis with staffing shortages, long emergency room wait times and surgical backlogs. The list also includes elementary and secondary school teacher assistants, truck drivers, bus drivers, subway operators, aircraft assemblers and estheticians.
We live in a day when trust is a rare commodity. Many have lost confidence in leaders, institutions and media. The mistrust has happened suddenly – just a few decades ago, institutions were the bedrock of our society and were overwhelmingly trusted and generally leaders were respected. Human leaders and institutions are just that – human – and do fail, do let us down. There is one leader who never will, and in whom we can place our trust and confidence. Wise King Solomon wrote this in Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” One of the challenges we have in our day is that because people have lost confidence in leaders, it is difficult for them to trust God. The result is that many have lives that are anything but straight paths. Only when we learn we can trust the Lord Jesus in all things, and not just try to figure things our ourselves, will our lives make sense. You can, with confidence, trust in the Lord, with all your heart.
These have been words from the heart.