Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.
For He brings down those who dwell on high, The lofty city; He lays it low, He lays it low to the ground, He brings it down to the dust.
The foot shall tread it down — The feet of the poor And the steps of the needy.”
The way of the just is uprightness; O Most Upright, You weigh the path of the just.
Yes, in the way of Your judgments, O LORD, we have waited for You; The desire of our soul is for Your name And for the remembrance of You.
Today I want to talk about being humble and depend on God instead of men. Most people only cried to God when they want something or when they are in a somewhat difficult situation. I’m not saying that it’s wrong. But, why don’t we start to ask, pray, talk, be who we are, and cried to Him in our everyday lives?
You see, people tend to forget God when they are blessed with whatever they need or want. When they forgot that they can be that successful because of God, they can be very arrogant. If we look at verse 5 above, I can say that the verse means that arrogant people, who forgot about God when God has helped them from the very bottom and claimed that his success was because of himself, will be brought down to the dust from where they were at the start.
But, trust in the Lord and He shall bring us up. Because He is our Strength. He is our Redeemer. He is our Savior. He is Jesus Christ our Lord. And for someone so big and powerful, He is so humble. So graceful and merciful. So loving towards us. We should learn from Jesus Christ our Lord. He even washed His boys’ feet! The Lord Jesus Christ did that! If the big and powerful Lord Himself is humble, then what are we that we act arrogantly as if we are capable to do anything by our strength alone? We are nothing without Lord Jesus you know. I am nothing without Him.
Our soul’s desire should be Him and the remembrance of Him. This will keep our soul from dehydrating you know. For He is the Living Water, and our souls crave for Him. Even though people doesn’t believe in God, their souls crave for The Living Water without them realizing it. That’s why a lot of people are tired and wasted spiritually, and this will eventually affect the bodies.
The remembrance of Him. Do you remember where this verse leads to? Check this one out:
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.
Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
You see now? Trust God and He shall brings you up. This means we trust our Lord Jesus Christ, and the sacrifice He made at the cross for our salvation and welfare. Receive His sacrifice, receive His Flesh and Blood for His Flesh is Food and His Blood is Drink indeed. Not so hard right? It really is simple. For we must be like a child to enter the Kingdom of God. And to be like a child means that we just depend on God and stop worrying and thinking a lot about our problems in this life. In other words, be simple. Don’t focus on the problem but focus on the Answer.
And again, don’t ever forget that you can be who you are right now is only by the grace of God. If you are still down at the dust, believe that God’s plan for you is not the plan to make you suffer, but a plan to prosper you and to give you future filled with hope. May the Holy Spirit refreshes you 🙂