Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the LORD our God.
A few weeks ago, I was going to take the dogs for a walk beside a lake close to our house. I put everything together (poo bags, bottled water for me, leashes, etc.) . I covered the passenger side seat with towels , lowered the top and finally went down to get two excited dogs suited up for our big adventure.
I sat down in the driver’s seat, buckled my seatbelt, turned the key ……NOTHING. Okay, so I know I had not driven the car in over a month, and Jonathan even mentioned a few times that I needed to drive it (even around the block or to the store), to keep the battery from dying.
These things ran through my head as I wiggled out of my seat so I could get Jonathan. I really hoped that no one walked down our street (especially with a pet), while I ran inside, leaving the dogs unattended in the convertible out in the driveway. The battery indeed was dead. It had not been too terribly long since we bought one, so we really wondered if that was the actual issue (thankfully it was). We took it to the store and had it replaced for free since it was under warranty (Isn’t God great!).
Far too many times there have been dead batteries, low tires or other circumstances that took me from what I planned to something totally different. My dependence was in the wrong place. Are our expectations on people or things too high, or the confidence in Christ low?
Even the most reliable person can potentially let you down at some point, most likely in an unavoidable situation, but mostly because they are human. I remember being in school, feverish and feeling terrible, trying to rest on those horrible clinic beds, while the nurse tried over and over to reach Mom (who apparently was having a marathon telephone session with someone!) These were the days of busy signals! I think the person who created call waiting must have experienced this at some point!
What about those newer model cars you have passed on the interstate with the hood up and a frustrated owner, ranting on the phone, pacing back and forth? Certainly they must not have anticipated having issues! They may have invested in the later version to avoid such aggravation. Let’s take the next few days and think about who or what it is we depend upon and just how much we know that our God can be counted on anytime, anywhere, giving Him praise and glory for allowing us to depend on our Merciful Heavenly Father.
Thank You for the days You’ve given us
Both here on earth and eternity with You
Please forgive our sins against You, others and ourselves
To You be all praise, honor and glory
We know that we can have confidence in You
Even if and when things do not turn out “our way”
You love us enough to tell us “No”
We can depend upon You, Father
When things are chaotic around us
Or when there is peace
Or where there is sorrow
Or in times of celebration
You are there!
We depend upon You Alone
For only You can meet every need
Please grow our desire to be closer to You, Lord
To want what You wantTo desire to please You
To walk in obedience to Your Will
In the Name of Jesus we thank You
credits: God the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scripture
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