When we are totally dependent upon God, we free ourselves from the stress of living independently from Him. Independence from God was the original sin. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had it all. Yet, they believed the lie that they could be like God, and thus, live independently. Satan said: “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis‬ ‭3:5‬) They doubted God’s goodness and believed they would get something better by living independently from God and His rules. We struggle with the very same thing. We choose to live by human logic instead of Heavenly wisdom and adjudge God unworthy to guide our decisions.

Thus, we live in the stress of our independence.

Furthermore, we often irrevocably forego His blessings because there’s no turning back the clock to the time and place to where He had planned each blessing. How many blessings has our independence cost us? Will we choose to miss even more? Do we truly judge God as not loving, wise and powerful enough to merit our dependence upon Him? When we believe He deserves our dependence—everything changes. Where we go, what we say, what we do, how we manage our resources and time, who we choose as friends—everything changes—because we’re allowing our Almighty Father to guide every decision.

He made everything and is our most sure hope. The Psalmist wrote: “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭121:1-2‬) This Psalm is both simplistic and profound. Why wouldn’t we totally depend upon God while living in His Creation—right? He knows the innermost workings of everything and everyone. His goodness springs forth abundantly in every sunrise. When we seek Him, we know Him. When we know Him, we see the wisdom of depending upon Him. When we learn to depend on Him, we live in profound peace!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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