Every Friday I join a group of writers and we only write for five minutes. No edits. No revisions. Set the timer. Write. Stop. Publish. Join the fun and read more about Five Minute Friday here.
Today’s prompt is: SUPPORT
Support. Hold up. Who will hold us? We like to ask that question. We seek friends, family, and God to help us up. We want a “support system” and we look around. We want a barrier and protection around our hearts, our homes, and our family.
God promises to be the hedge. He holds us up. He helps us up. Do we let Him? Sometimes independence isn’t necessarily a good thing. I think for me right now, I swing back and forth: relaying on myself and then relying on other people and then I rely on God. I’m not sure we should be leaning into people too much for support. When we put them up to be our guards, we are inevitably disappointed.
When we try to stand up and support ourselves, we know we aren’t enough. So we think we just need to try harder….until we fall to the bottom. Then we look to God.
But what does it mean to look to God for support? I mean. I think I know….but really….do I?
In Psalm 139, David speaks about God’s protection. And protection comes from presence. God’s presence is sometimes mystical and mysterious. But the longer I am walking this spiritual journey, I found God’s presence in His Word. The pages of scripture hold the key. From reading in the morning, to going to sleep with thoughts of Psalms, I’ve found Him.
It might be ok to be a little bit independent and take responsibility for my choices. It might be ok to lean on others (in fact, I do believe we are meant for community). But ultimate support is from the Presence of God.
I know this truth. I KNOW it, but I wonder if I BELIEVE it? What do my actions say?
Connect with me!
I don’t know if you are like me, but the sudden realization that God wasn’t speaking to me (in my heart) is a little jolting. So, how do we keep going in Bible study? We change it up!
My unique workbook, The Four Ways to Study the Bible Workbook, includes these pages:
- Four Ways to Study the Bible – 4 separate ways
- Sermon Notes Worksheets
- Prayer Journal Worksheets
- Three Scripture Writing Challenges