Completely Dependent Upon God
God knows everything. By comparison we know nothing. God is all-powerful. By comparison we have no power. God is all-wise. By comparison we have no wisdom. Most people do not want to be totally dependent upon God. But whether they like it or not, they ARE totally dependent upon Him. If we put two facts together we can be glad of our total dependence upon Him. One fact is that He is above us in all things. The other fact is that He loves us. Every blessing, every trial and every bit of chastisement come from Him. We are never out of the reach of His love. And yet we often want to depend upon our own ignorance, weakness and foolishness.
Read the wise words from the song I*ve Never Been Out of His Care by Paul Johnson: Although there*ve been times I*ve been out of His will, I*ve never been out of His care.
There are many things that we can*t possibly know about or think about, much less control. But God knows about them all and thinks about them all and is able to control them all. We very seldom give a thought to our steps. Consider what the Bible says about the steps and the feet of God*s people.
Psalms 37:23: The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Jeremiah 10:23: O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
1 Samuel 2:9: He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
Romans 10:15: And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Proverbs 20:24: Man*s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Psalm 138:8: The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.
Care to discuss Completely Dependent Upon God with Ron?