When it comes down to it, where do you truly place your hope in? Recently, the Lord has been dealing with me in this area. He led me to this scripture:
Give us aid against the Enemy, for human help is worthless. With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 60:11-12
Did you read that? Human help is worthless. Yet, how many of us are running to others to help us or fix our problems? I know this tendency has been true for me. Somehow, it got deeply ingrained in me that I always need other people when I am struggling. This is a lie! We do need people in our life, but we are greatly missing out if we turn solely to them. God is the source of our hope and our help. He is the One who has the power to deliver, guide, and heal. So why do we run to others when we need help? I think it is often a tendency we develop at some level or another over time. This can turn into idolatry, making others our god above our True God.
Yet, scripture makes it clear. In the Passion Translation, Psalm 60:11b, it states: “For to trust in any man is an empty hope.” The words empty hope stuck out to me like a lightening bolt. When we trust in man, man can disappoint, leaving us empty. But our God is not like that. His hope never disappoints (Romans 5:5), and He always has His grace and love to lavish on us.
So, next time you are struggling, I encourage you to go to throne, not to the phone! God spoke this to me a while ago, and I am still learning. May you give yourself grace in the learning and ask God to help you to remember to go to Him to meets your needs.
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