It is difficult to go down a painful route more than once. It feels like old wounds are being exposed when you find yourself battling with a familiar spirit/situation, you are always left to feel helpless and drained. It is my prayer that by reading this post, you will be encouraged enough to continue to rely on the Lord.
During the reign of king Asa in 2 Chronicles 16, he discovered that Judah was being invaded by Israel’s king, Baasha. However, instead of running to God for help, he took treasures from God’s temple to king of Syria, Ben-Hadad in hope of rescue.
As I read through the scripture I thought to myself, king Asa had such short memory. How could he run to a mortal being for help when God rescued him from a much bigger situation?! He delivered him from a million men and three hundred chariots (2 Chronicles 14:9-15).
So, why then did the king put his trust in man this time and not God? Knowing very well that he would face the consequences in the end, which he did.
I have realised that many of us believers are giving away too much of ourselves to people or things in hope of been delivered from whatever mess we find ourselves in. In some parts of the world, people are giving away properties just for a “prophet” to tell them they will get married soon, their finances will increase, they will get pregnant etc.
I am in no way suggesting prophecies are bad. Not at all! They are good, however, no human should take God’s place in your life. You should not be relying on the words of men; especially when they are not producing the fruits of the spirit. It never ends well.
“Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a lair”.
Why can’t you rely on God like you did the last time? What makes you think or feel this situation is too big for Him to handle?
O Human beings! We are so unreal; it’s scary. God could rescue one from death-bed yet doubt Him to heal mere headache.
You have no idea what relying on God brings. It is the best thing one could ever do. It calms you, brings peace, takes away fear, it gives hope and increase of faith. His burden is truly light like the bible says. Let me drop this scripture before I continue.
“As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him”.
I always say this; we need to stop thinking we can make life on our own. If we could, what would be the significance of God’s existence? We just can’t! Which is why we should always submit our ways to Him and allow Him to work. It is not easy, I know. Moreover, that is where the application of hope and faith comes in.
The relevance of hope is when one desires something they do not have. If you had that job or opportunity you are looking for, what then would be the point to hope for it? None at all, as you already have it.
So, you see how all things work together for your good? That desire of yours, the “bad” situation you find yourself in, is to help exercise/activate the faith and hope you have in God. (Gosh! I wish I had a microphone to shout this out loud… never mind!).
Today I say, Rely On The Lord, Again! Some of us it’s our 100th time relying on Him, and since He has done it 99 times, this proves He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or think of according to the power that works in me.
So I rely on Him, again, again, again and again.
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”.
I’m praying for you.