Don’t look to me for saving.
Don’t hope for me to make your life better.
Don’t plan on me being there for you when you need it.
Don’t get me wrong, we should have great connections with people on earth but if we put our faith in them alone we will be sorely let down. God is the only one we can put our complete trust in.
Think about how many times you’ve felt someone left you hanging, didn’t notice you were hurting or blatantly made you feel bad. It hurts the worst when it is the people we are closest with and trust them with our hearts. How many times have you done this to someone else? This is where forgiveness comes in and you put your trust in God.
Don’t look to me for saving: I do not hold the key to your salvation. Jesus is our salvation and if we don’t stop fighting against God then we will never let him in our heart. We will not win a battle against God and all he wants is to be with us. I only recently feel like I’ve stopped fighting against God and I hope that I never try again!
Don’t hope for me to make your life better: I do not hold the key to your happiness. No one on earth does. We need to find our happiness with the promises God gives us because all earthly things can be gone at any moment. If we rely only on earthly things and people for our happiness there are many possibilities for our world to be shattered.
Don’t rely on me to be there when you need it: I am sinful, I am selfish and I will not always be reliable. God is the ONLY ever present open ear and open hand for your life. He is just waiting for you to ask for him! Hello God, are you there? Yes!
Be still and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10
Obviously I know if you are reading this you were not looking to me for salvation, happiness and trust but you might be looking to someone. We really need to go to God first and then those other relationships may bear more fruit.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
I know this is a hard topic because it’s pushing you first to God and then to others and we really want people to fix our problems or their problems.
JOY: Jesus, Others, You
How hard is this to follow for you?