Thursday, August 30, 2012

Proverbs 25:19 Relying on . . .

19 Like a broken tooth or a lame foot
    is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.

It's a difficult day, the day that your child realizes that you and your spouse are not perfect. That they can't rely on you to always be in the right spot at the right time, to make the right decisions and to say the right things. They suddenly realize that we are humans. 

Thud. That's the other shoe hitting the floor. That's when we realize that some earthly friend, some mortal that we trusted and relied upon, has let us down. Yep, that person is human, too. No matter how faithful we thought they were, they were either sinful, or thoughtless, and they let us down.

No wonder Solomon compared these situations to having a broken, aching tooth, or having a hurt foot --- kind of hard when you can't eat, or maybe can't walk.

There's only One that you can rely on through good times and bad, easy and hard times . . . we all know it's our Father God. He keeps His promises:

Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 
Read His word and discover His promises . . . Salvation to those who trust in Christ Jesus. Blessings to those who immerse themselves in His word; reading, memorizing, learning. Joy to those who fellowship with Him and with other believers. Opportunities to win souls to Christ. There are many more promises --- are we ready for them? Are we asking Him for them?

If we will stay in the word of God, praying the verses back to Him, keeping them in our minds, then we can expect and enjoy His faithfulness. Remind yourself of Deuteronomy 31:8, which reads, "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
He is faithful!


Belinda said...

Sooo loving Deut 31:8!!! Why do we always go to another person for advice and help first??

Carrie P. said...

people have let me down often but God is faithful. I like the part of the verse that says "the Lord himself goes before you..." I often pray that for different situations.