I hate being dependent!  Even as a little girl, I fought fiercely for my independence.

Being able to do for ourselves gives us the feeling things will be done at the time and in the way we wish.

With each new conquest of independence, we move farther away from the dependence in which we rested so securely at the beginning of life.

But as life comes full circle, we are often pulled back into situations that remind us we cannot handle everything independently.

God designed us to depend first upon Him and secondly upon our fellow earth travelers.

Sometimes we reverse the order of things. We look to other people to meet our needs. Then if they don’t come through, we look to God.

Even the most faithful life partner or best friends sometimes let us down. They are not there for us. They drop the ball. They react in the opposite ways from what we need.

Our tendency may be to say, “Fine. I don’t need them. I can take care of myself.” But then we discover we can’t. What then?

We find ourselves in The Presence of The One Who is completely dependable, The One Who will never leave us or forsake us, The One Who knows what we need.

We find The Joy of being with The One Who never changes. We never have to worry about what mood God is going to be in. He is always the same, faithful, reliable, dependable.

“I The Lord do not change …”
Malachi 3:6

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but The Word of our God endures forever.”
Isaiah 40:8

“God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being that He should change His Mind.”
Numbers 23:19

“Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, and today and forever.”
Hebrews 13:8

With One so completely dependable, we can trust Him with our lives. In fact, when we say we are “born again,” we should remember our first birth.

We should remember the time we were completely dependent and God provided for us, both from Himself and through another human. He loved us then. He loves us now.

“I love you with an Everlasting Love. So I will continue to show you My Kindness.”
Jeremiah 31:3

 

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About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God’s Creations still under construction

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