3 Do not put your faith in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. – Psalm 146-3
Tonight I had a break down. That’s ok, because sometimes we have to have a breakdown in order to have a break through. God put it on my heart that I don’t seek him first. He asked me, “why do you depend on flesh man to comfort you, to love you, to talk to you? I am NOT a last resort!” I know I am not the only one. Too often we depend on a fleshly person to make us happy, to heal us, to entertain us…and most of the time we just end up disappointed. Yet still when anything happens in our lives we are quick to run to best friend, to husband/wife, to boyfriend/girlfriend. Meanwhile, God is asking. “What about me?”
5 This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.” – Jeremiah 17:5
We are to put our faith, trust, our everything in God. Relying on the flesh will disappoint every time. I believe most people mean well. I believe most people try their best to help, but they can not do what only our Father can do. Most of us waste a lot of time letting our friends and loved ones take a stab at fixing our problems before we turn to God. God is telling you to cut out the middle man. Why go around the forest when the quickest and least painful way is to go straight through it?
Make no mistake, flesh will disappoint you. Your friends will disappoint you, your family will disappoint you, your pastor will disappoint you…and guess what? You will disappoint them too! We are all flawed, we all fall short of the Glory of God. We don’t need to live in condemnation…but we do need to put our trust in the ONE who will never disappoint.
Should you still talk to your friends about whats on your heart? YES! Should you trust that your family loves you and wants the best for you and will try their best to help you? YES! But, GOD should be our number 1 resource. Stop talking to your friends/family/loved ones before you talk to God!
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6