Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Exodus 17

(March 4, 2014)
It is a difficult situation being wholly dependent on the Lord.  I have compassion and understanding of the people of Israel, who needed water and had no where to turn for that water other than to God.  We all want to be in control of our own destinies, and life seems so much the better in those times when we have the illusion of such a self-sufficiency (it is an illusion, nonetheless).  When we are aware of our dependence on God, wholly and completely, it is a frightening circumstance.  Any wavering of faith carries with it the fear that destruction is around the next bend.  Perhaps that is why this dependence on the Lord is such a good thing – only when we see the destruction that will come from our not having the help of the Lord do we acquire the faith to properly depend on the Lord over time.  We gain the confidence of knowing that we need God’s help and support, and then we receive it.

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