Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 5.16.11

What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider’s web.

Job 8:14

Prayer
Father I want to put all of my trust and reliance in and upon You. I know that leaning on You only brings me stability and that as my rock and salvation there is no other source that I can trust and rely on to bring me out of bad times, to fill me with love, joy, and peace; or to heal me from infliction and raise me from the dead. There is no success and there are no blessings without You Father.

No man, woman, or spirit possesses Your strength and power Lord. No man, woman, or spirit can answer my prayers and see me through the storms, valleys, forests, and steep climbs up the mountaintop. You are my only answer Father. You are all-in-all. You are everywhere, seeing all things, hearing all things, and blessing me in ways that no one or nothing else could ever make possible. Lord You are always making a way out of no way for me, and I thank You Father from the bottom of my heart. I love you.

Reflection
We get disappointed when men and women let us down, lie to us, cheat on us, disrespect us, can’t keep promises and commitments, and don’t live up to our standards. Why do we struggle with the reality that only God can be trusted and counted on to come through for us, to provide us with the answer, to love us faithfully and unconditionally, and to never leave our side?

Why do we turn to man first for guidance when we should first turn to God and let Him point us in the right direction and to the right person who is being prepared to help us on a human level? Why can’t we patiently wait on God to show us the light that illuminates our pathway, instead of walking blindly in darkness impatiently trying to figure things out on the way, on our own? Why do we wonder why we don’t have solid, committed relationships with others when we have such an inconsistent relationship with God and our savior Jesus Christ?

To love the Lord and Jesus first, above all else and above ourselves, causes our self-love to grow and deepen. But without this established relationship we can’t possibly love ourselves or even consider loving another person; we can’t know how to distinguish what man can and can’t do versus what God does every millisecond of the day. We turn to the shoulder of our fellow man before we turn to God’s embracing light. We want commitment from man when we can’t even commit to God.

We have to learn to strengthen our resolve; to turn to God in times of joy, happiness, crisis, fear, stress, discontent, and confusion- and not be so moved to jump and turn to man who has their own issues, fears, and doubts- and look to them to help solve our problems. Did you turn to God first and ask Him to point you in the right direction or did you merely panic, grab the phone and call a person with a title and say, “help fix me”? If God did not send you to this person then why would you put you faith, trust, and reliance in this person and believe that they are more capable of helping, fixing, and healing you more so than our heavenly Creator?

Before you pick up a self-help book why don’t you first turn to the number one best-selling self-help book in the world ever to be published…the Bible. All of the answers to your questions and problems lie within those pages. Before you spend hundreds and thousands of dollars in counseling, turn to God and pray for His counsel and guidance- ask Him to show you the way and direct your path towards enlightenment, healing, clarity, and a re-focused purpose. Let God point you to a counselor, practitioner, therapist, or mentor.

I love you all and hope that you had a blessed weekend, and that you take ahold of today’s blessings and be a blessing to others.

Love,

Natasha

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