In the midst of the heavy, heartbreaking news we have going on around us, you may have neglected to notice that over in the shallow land of celebrity gossip, America’s Sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Did anyone see that coming?!

Sure, lots of A-list, Hollywood stars get arrested and it’s not really a shock, but not Reese.  In my eyes, Resse was supposed to be different.

I didn’t put my trust in Reese per say, but I have always admired her from a far as a class act–balancing the struggles of Hollywood with the difficulties of parenting three children, all the while looking effortless and totally put together.  But just like all of us, even Reese has her moments.

The truth is that everyone, no matter who they are, how impeccably dressed they may be, how high up they are on the corporate ladder, how robust their social life is, or how perfectly well-behaved their children are, will eventually let us down.  Even godly, Christian leaders, who we respect and admire for their strong faith and daily inspire us, can easily fall flat on their face.  We are all imperfect.

That’s why we need to look up and place our hope, trust, and admiration on the One who is perfect.  The One who won’t let us down.  And the One who loves us even when we’re the one falling flat on our face making, yet another, mistake.  Because lets face it, we might not get arrested, but each of us has plenty “mug shot” worthy moments throughout the day, but thankfully He loves us through them.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 20:7

Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
Psalm 146:3

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Romans 10:13 (NLT)