DEPENDENCY ON GOD
Season of Grief
Grief, sorrow, and exhaustion tax our ability to be self sufficient. God did not design us to walk the hard paths alone. Once we recognize that God is there to support and help us, we begin to trust and depend on Him. Our character begins to yield to His character.
Over time, this yielding establishes a dependency on God. We develop a discernment to recognize and avoid things that provide a false comfort or peace.
Season of Rejoicing
The more we depend on God during the difficult and painful times, the easier it becomes to release self dependency during the ‘good seasons’.
Hard times are a catalyst for our roots of faith to grow deep. We learn to walk in God’s strength and trust Him more. Even though we won’t rejoice at the circumstances of difficult seasons, we can rejoice that we know that God is with us and wants to help us through the difficult and the not so difficult seasons.
Our resolve and connection to Christ during suffering (and rejoicing) becomes anchored and strong. Dependency on God is birthed in the hard seasons of life.
Dear God, I know I don’t have what it takes to walk this path of loss on my own. I am tired, weary, and hurting. Please take my hand and provide the help Your word promises. Teach me how to yield my heart and mind to You. As I am yielded, help my character become more like Your’s. When this hard season is over, help me not forget the lessons I have learned about your presence in times of trouble. Teach me how to embrace them even in the good times. I thank you teaching me how to depend on You instead of myself. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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