Depend on yourself?

Depend on yourself?

I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. — Psalms 121:1-2 (CSB)

On Sundays we regularly sing a song based on this verse. It is a song of dependence on God. Do we need to depend on God today?

I often feel pretty self-reliant. I’m an organized person who knows what he’s doing, when he’s doing it, why he’s doing it and how he’s doing it. I’ve got it together and use the resources around me to further the cause that’s in front of me.

I can do this is a very spiritual way or in a very unspiritual way.

But, whether spiritual or not it’s still not dependent on God.

I can lift my eyes to the mountains and see my helping coming from my own experiences, my own wisdom, my own skills and the people that I can rally around me. I can do it on my own.

God likes to make us dependent on him. He puts us in places of crisis small and large, everyday and extraordinary, natural and supernatural all to help us look to him.

What are you facing today that you could probably do on your own but God wants you to be dependent on him with?

Work? School? Parenting? Marriage? Family? Finances? Roommates?

God is ready to walk with you through the trials, crisis and pain. He may remove it from you or he may just want to be your strength as it rolls over you.

Through learning to depend on him we find true peace, true comfort and true rescue because our help comes from the one who made heaven and earth. Let’s depend on God. It’s a whole lot better than depending on ourselves.