Updated: Nov 17, 2021
Welcome friends to another week. I hope your week has been good and that God has blessed you richly. As a nation, we can be very prideful. It is ingrained in us from childhood. Society teaches us to not ask for help but to get over it and drive on. We certainly learned that in the military. That said, pride often gets in the way of our lives and our relationship with Christ.
Remember when we were children, mom would ask if we needed help. Our reply was, I can do it by myself. As adults, we feel that way sometimes. “I can do it by myself. I don’t need help”. However, at times we do need help but won’t ask for it. It is called pride. The Bible talks about pride. Did you know there are 153 verses in the Bible about pride? I am guilty of it as well as the next person. Society tells us, “You’ve got this.” It means we believe we will succeed when dealing with things in our lives. Do we succeed without help, or do we fall gracefully on our butts? Sometimes, we don’t have this. We want to think we have it, though. When we think “we’ve got this,” it is usually when we fall flat on our faces or butts. Once we accept Christ, the Holy Spirit lives with us. He (God) sends us the comforter (Holy Ghost), who will never leave us.
We, at some point, realize we are not in charge or in control. God is in control. Life becomes a tough lesson for those who do not realize this- mostly repeated failures. The cycle repeats itself multiple times. I also fall into this category. I am sure some of you do as well. At what point do we realize we need God? Is it when we have fallen headfirst into despair or is it when everything is crashing and burning?
My friends, God will always be there if we allow Him to be Lord and master of our lives. Once we figure out, we need Him; he will help us. I am not saying everything will always work out the way we want it to work. It does not. We are nearsighted-we can’t see the forest from the trees. So, to our way of thinking, God has abandoned us, or He does not care. He has not abandoned us, and circumstances will work out in His time and not ours. The answer is prayer. He wants to hear from us about everything in our lives.
In our society, we want things, yesterday. God is not like Amazon Prime; order it today, get it tomorrow, or the day after. He takes his time. We must hold on and wait. Don’t stop praying and don’t give up. Keep the faith. God promises he will be there through thick and thin, good, and bad. There are about 100 verses that tells us God will not leave us. Of those 100, I want to leave you with these verses:
1.Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5 KJV
2. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—John 14:16
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