Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Depend.
‘Depend’ has been defined as: to rely; “to place trust; to rely for support or help”
There is truly only One upon whom we can depend on in our deepest time of need –
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress,Â I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.” (Psalm 62:5-7, NIV)
God alone is to be the One we place our trust.
David knew that no matter what he faced in life, God alone would be there for him. God alone would deliver, rescue, sustain, support, protect, encourage, provide, and comfort as only He can.
What can these verses teach us this morning about our dependence on God?
- In our times of difficulty, we depend on God alone.
- As times of difficulty rise, may our faith rise higher still so that we stand firm.
- Our hope comes from Him as we hope in Him.
So what do we do to keep our dependence placed on God?
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge” (verse 8).
Even in our most difficult and trying of days, pour out our hearts to Him. Unburden ourselves to God in confidence we can depend on Him for our every need.
Placing our trust in God will attach us
to the One who is already attached to us.
Depend on God.