You read this, and you read that.  You hear one thing and then something totally opposite.  This opinion, that opinion.  And, oh yes, it seems that everyone has an expert or someone with firsthand knowledge to back them up.  You wonder what to believe and whom to trust.  Have you felt like that lately?  Be assured that you’re not alone.  I read something this morning that may not help with what to believe about today’s news, but it sure will help in handling today’s news, whatever it is and wherever it comes from.  In 2 Timothy 1:12, the Apostle Paul writes, “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”  As Paul faced the last days of his life, he looked back and admitted that his faithfulness to the Gospel had cost much in the way of suffering.  However, through it all he had never been “ashamed.”  That is, he did not feel that his service to Christ had ever been shameful, a waste of time, or something to wonder about.  Yes, he faced controversy.  People said this about him, and others said that.  Some had said, “Go there,” while others said, “Don’t go there.”  Some reported the blessing of his ministry, but others said he was simply self-serving or even crazy.  I can’t know for sure, but I wonder if at times Paul didn’t look around and try to figure out exactly what to think and whom to believe.  But here is one thing I can know for sure about him; he never lost sight of what he could and did know.  He knew Whom he could trust.  As someone once wrote, “I know what a faithful, promise-keeping God He is.  It is not, I know how I have believed, but, I know WHOM I have believed; a feeble faith may clasp a strong Savior.”  So in these days of conflicting news, polar-opposite experts, and confusing times, keep your trust in the One who knows all things, can do all things, and gives grace for all things.