Isaiah 41:10 – Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
God brings people and opportunities into our life to bless us. But they are not our source, He is! And when we start depending on anyone or anything other than God as our source, they become the “other gods” in our life.
We rely on retirement funds and then the company we’ve worked for all these years goes bankrupt . . . We rely on our job and then the downsizing begins . . . We depend on a person to provide our happiness and then they leave or disappoint us . . .
What a blessing that we can depend on God. That He is our source. That He loves us unconditionally. That He will never leave us nor forsake us. That we can do all things through Christ.
No matter what happens around us or even to us, we don’t need to be afraid because God is our source. He is our strength. He makes all things possible and says; “Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.”
Rely on him. Trust him. You will never be disappointed.
Father, forgive me for allowing other gods in my life by depending on people and things instead of You. Help me to refocus on You. Help me to rely fully on You and not on others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.