I sat during my alone time with God mulling over Job 6 and thinking: why do we expect others to be our comfort? Why do we feel our hearts break every time our world comes crashing down around us and we turn to our friends only to find either they are not there and have pulled the disappearing act OR they are there but all they do is point a finger at how you should have done this or you should do that and how all of your problems are your fault. Ever feel that way?
Now I am not saying that we don’t need true and honest friends. NO that is not it ALL!!! We need to be honest with each other and hold each other accountable. What I am saying is that there is a time when we just need comfort and someone to listen and hold us when we are down. Not finger pointing. I am also saying we need to stop relying fully on each other for this because we are all flawed and the only one to give us true and complete answers is God.
We need to start leaning more on God more and people less. 2 Samuel 22:2 says “The Lord is my Rock and my Fort. He is the one who saves me.” Several other verses clearly call the Lord our Rock as well: (Psalm 18:2, 92:15, 144:1; 2 Samuel 22:47)
To me when I picture the Rock/my Lord I see something rather large (and no I do not mean Dwayne Johnson………) I see something that gives me shade when the heat from this world is too much. I see something that I can hide behind when I feel the enemy attacking me. I see a giant rock that is perfectly capable of holding up my 200+ pounds and ALL the baggage that I have.
So why can’t I learn to lean on Him? Why do I not learn to do as Matthew 7:24-27 says to do and build my faith and foundation on the one who NEVER moves and who is a strong tower.
Yes He will reprimand you if you do wrong and maybe that is why your world is crumbling around you BUT if you stand firm in your faith. If you rely solely on the Lord and not friends and if you just cry out and trust Him…………. He will save you. He has a purpose for your life, so stop fighting Him and lean on the one and ONLY rock.
Remember Matthew 28:20 I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
He will never go away and will always be beside you.
Lord, Thank you for being our comforter, our Rock and our great provider. Thank you for always being with us to the end of age. May we learn to completely surrender to you and feel your presence in everything we do. AMEN