When You’re Down and Out, God Will Be Your Way Out
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
Sometimes we become so dependent on people, we forget that God is our sole provider.
When I think back on my adult life, I’ve always had someone to lean on in my time of need; Someone who I counted on to bail me out of trouble. When I was married, It was my husband. After my divorce, It was my mother. After my mom’s death, it was my aunt… And so on and so on. When I lost my job, the first thing that ran through my mind was, for the first time in my life, I have no one to depend on. I had put all my trust and faith in the people around me, But I never acknowledged the fact that it was God who was using them to bless me. I soon found out that God has a way of humbling people. It seemed the more I asked the people around me for help, the more they rejected me and the more I depended on someone to save me, the deeper I fell into trouble. I was losing everything, my job, my home, my car, and was about to lose my mind. I couldn’t understand why God was allowing all this to happen to me, but then it hit me! I remember crying as I was driving in my car one day, and I pulled over and just began to call on God’s name. I promised Him that if He delivered me from the mess I was in, I would never depend on anyone else BUT HIM!
It’s easy to begin depending on others or our own best thinking when we lose heart in expecting God to answer our prayers. Trusting God, when our world has been turned upside down, is not an easy task. The lack of faith, busyness, and hurt can cause us to trip and even fall. We wonder how we will ever get up again. Faith can feel like a thread that threatens to break.
Most people lose faith when life’s hard circumstances make no sense and God fails to intervene as they think He should. Others simply get too busy to bother. Many experience feeling let down and disappointed by others and paint God with the same brush.
Sometimes God will allow us to continue to go through the storm, until we learn the lesson it is supposed to teach us. If you’re going through it right now, Figure out what it is that God wants you to learn from it. The sooner, The better!
Depend on God in new ways today. Trust Him… even in the silence and in the dark. Depending on God will bring results in your life that will surprise you.