Those are sad statistics.
What is sadder is that our lack of trust for our leaders and particularly our parents, is effecting our trust of God. As humans who see and experience contact with leaders in the flesh, we project our image of these leaders onto our image of the One True Leader, our heavenly Parent: God himself.
Whether you are an unbeliever or a believer, I encourage you... You can trust in God. It's not a cliche on the dollar bill for nothing. He can be trusted. Far more than your boss or president or mom or dad.
Recently I had the privilege of moderating a panel at church regarding knowing God's will for you in your life. The church and I were greatly encouraged to hear time and again how the panel's lives were changed because they first trusted in God for whatever was to come. Not without doubt or struggle! But through the doubt and struggle, they trusted God and continued seeking their next step.
I want to encourage you with some verses which may help you in knowing you can trust God... the good and perfect Father.
Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
2 Samuel 7:28 "O Sovereign lord, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised there good things to your servant."
Psalm 13:5 "I trust in your unfailing love. My heart rejoices in your salvation."
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths."
Psalm 37:5 "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act."
I encourage you to put your trust in him. It's more than a cliche. It's what leads to having real security and peace in life. It's an act of worship.
worship Him 24/7...