I find that leaning is getting easier every day. In fact, most days it’s completely unintentional. Like the people in the V-8 commercials, I’m constantly at an angle and looking for something to lean against. Something that will hold me up.
The important questions to put to myself are these:
Have I forgotten about God?
Has my hope evaporated?
These things I’m leaning on… the answers from men, faith of my own, medication to help, even encouragement from others… none of these things are bad, in and of themselves. However, if these things are all I am clinging to, leaning against, depending on, then how confident should I be?
As the scripture above says, my confidence hangs by a thread. These things are so tenuous, likely to come crashing down at any moment, and bound to disappoint.
I am leaning on a spider’s web. Expecting it to be as solid as a rock, as dependable as a strong tower. How foolish I am!
Maybe you’ve been leaning on a spider’s web, too? I hope I can encourage you today, as I’m encouraging myself, to go ahead and lean… but only on the everlasting arms. Only on the rock that is higher than I.
These things will renew my hope. They will strengthen my confidence. I will remember my God, and His beautiful promises.
Dear God, thank You for the beautiful words and perfect imagery we find in the Bible. Please help me remember to be more mindful in my leaning, and depend only on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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