We all need something to rely on in life; one that we can fall back on when things go wrong. Some of us choose to depend on our careers, experiences, family, or our gut feelings. But I have found that there’s nothing in this world that we can trust 100% in except for God. There is beauty in depending on God.
I’m a very dependent person compared to many people I know. I’ve always found myself needing someone to help me, guide me, and love me. My tendency has always been to run into relationships with the goal of finding someone I can depend on.
I attended a speaking event recently that warned against being too independent or dependent.
I obviously fell on the dependent side of the spectrum.
I was convicted. I later prayed to God and asked him to help me to not be such a dependent person. But in that moment, God spoke to me and said he wants me to be a dependent person, but dependent solely on him.
I desired to be helped, guided, and loved, yet I already had all of that in Christ.
God is the best helper and lover you need. Nothing in this world can hold your life together like God. As much as we want to trust ourselves or the things of this world, we know we can’t. When we try to put our trust in people or things, we become filled with fear and doubts because we know nothing in this world can promise us a good tomorrow – but God can.
God already knows his good plans for your life and it is He who holds it all together. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God wants you to live a life to the fullest, but you have to depend on him to see it come true.
The enemy will try to use your doubts to steer you away from God to the things of this world, but at the end of the day you must hold on to God’s promises and live by it to see his promises come true. Jesus says in John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Our lives are constantly filled with troubles, so we’re all looking for a place to rest. We all want to go home after an exhausting day of school or work, but have you made God as your home? Nowhere else can you get the rest that only God can give you.
Make God your home and you will find rest.
Psalm 91:1-2 says, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.“If you’re looking for help and protection, run to God because he wants to be your refuge and fortress, your home.
You will find rest when you make God your dwelling place. The beauty of depending on God is that he will never fail you. It’s when you depend on God that you can experience a life full of power and purpose. So remember, there is beauty in depending on God.
Prayer: Lord, I want you to be my home, my place of protection and rest.