RELY ON GOD ONLY
NOVEMBER 30, 2022 / DAY 3#
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord.
Petra was a manager in a reputable company. His career skyrocketed because he was smart and intelligent at work. Petra had a beautiful wife from a well-known family. Petra’s success in his career and family made him believe in his strength and feel no need for God. Little did he know his company had to undergo a massive layout, and he was one of those who got laid out. Not long after, he was involved in an accident. He needed to be operated on and underwent a series of high-cost treatments.
As a result, Petra’s leg was permanently disabled. His wife became irritated because Petra could no longer work, and their savings were drying away. In such a situation, Petra was reminded about God. He felt that God had rebuked him of his pride. A friend asked him to go to David’s tent. Petra could only cry because of his wrongdoing while he was there. He asked God for forgiveness and promised to count on God. And God showed him a way to start his own business and make something out of it for his family.
The words of God say that we shouldn’t rely on humans or anything other than Him. Because humans and everything else in this world are limited and mortal, when we genuinely rely on God, He will help us in our tough times and weaknesses. Therefore, let God be your only hope regardless of your current situation. When we rely on God, His abundant grace will forever be with us.
Don’t rely on OTHERS; rely only on GOD.
1. To whom have your hope lie?
2. Why we don’t count on others, but only on God?
3. How will you always rely on God?
“Lord Jesus, in every problem and struggle, we want to count on You. You are the only one who could help and provide a way out. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READINGS
2 Samuel 19-20