Isaiah 31


Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
       who rely on horses,
       who trust in the multitude of their chariots
       and in the great strength of their horsemen,
       but do not look to the Holy One of Israel,
       or seek help from the LORD.

3 But the Egyptians are men and not God;
       their horses are flesh and not spirit.
       When the LORD stretches out his hand,
       he who helps will stumble,
       he who is helped will fall;
       both will perish together. 

It is only natural for us to rely on what we know is tangible and is sure. And I am no further from that.

Usually to avoid any difficulties, I would stay in my comfort circle. I try my best to make sure that potential troubles are avoided by planning ahead of time. Thus I increase my dependence on me, and inhibit the potential for God’s work in my life. However, when things get rough, how often do I actually turn to God and seek help from Him? Sure, I pray and commit. But a lot of the times I find myself ensuring that I do everything in my power to make sure things I know that work are in place. Things that are physical, and tangible. Deep down I know that I would feel very uncomfortable if I knew that I would have to entirely rely on God for something to work out.

Think about free falling. The sensation of falling and not having control of that circumstance, and that being saved out of injuries is totally beyond your control. The Israelites were overwhelmed by their enemies, because of their transgressions. However, they turned to the wrong source of power.  

I pray that God would increase both yours and my faith. Faith to allow God to step in into our lives, to take over our wheel and be the rightful master of our ship. Then we can have true peace and be filled with God’s grace and mercy.

Proverbs 3

   5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
       and lean not on your own understanding;