Isaiah 40:31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
Dependency - it's a bad word. We're told it's unhealthy to be dependent, but it all depends on what, or in whom, we are dependent. I am completely dependent on God - because I choose to be. I have family, friends, people that I can count on. But at some point they can and will fail me. They are human. It is inevitable.
God is the only One in whom I can depend on.
I depend on Him for wisdom and guidance, for provision and peace - and salvation. He has never failed me yet. Some may believe, given my circumstances that I'm crazy to think that God has not abandoned me. But they could not be more wrong.
We live in a sin-sick world filled with pain and suffering, disease and death. We defiled God's perfect world and continue to do so. As I choose to walk with Him, He goes through this life with me. He helps through the trials of this life.
The reality of God's presence is not dependent on my place, but only dependent upon the determination to set the Lord always before us. ~ Oswald Chambers
It is true. I have known suffering, pain and death. My darkest hours have been the ones in which I did not depend on Jesus. Every time I look at my suffering rather than at my Savior, my pain is bigger than it has to be. Sometimes problems can be distracting and painful... and overwhelming. They pull our thoughts away from the One who can help.
Dependency on God is the only healthy dependency. As we allow His Holy Spirit to live within us, He remains there willing to guide us and help us - every day. He gives us new strength to soar, to run, and to walk with Him.
If our common-sense decisions are not His order, He will press through them and check; then we must be quiet and wait for the direction of His presence. ~ Oswald Chambers
Melinda started her fifth year of her devotions reading Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest. In 2015 she has made the commitment to share what this year's journey. Taking a detour, she began living Every Day With Jesus