Psalm 60:11-12 "Give us aid against the enemy, for the help of man is worthless. With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies."
It's so easy to put our faith in ourselves or in our families or our countries instead of in God. It's not necessarily a bad thing to trust people. Trust is part of relationships, and I believe we're called to form relationships.
However, we can't trust in people for our salvation. Really, Man by himself can't stand up to the devil. And, make no mistake, the devil is the one targeting you. Do you think your best friend can save you from the hand of Satan? Can my nation's military save me from his attacks? No. Mere human might cannot stand up to the supernatural.
Only with God in us do we have any strength. And with His strength, we can do anything. I want to be on God's side. He is the most powerful Protector I could have. On their own, people may fail me. With God, they can be a support and a protection. With God, I can work on behalf of others, banishing darkness and setting captives free. But it's not my power. It's nothing I can do. It's Christ in me. I don't want to forget that.
Psalm 62:11-12 "One thing has God spoken, two things have I heard; that You, O God, are strong, and that You, O Lord, are loving."
Strong and loving. He's stronger than anything or anyone in all of heaven and earth, and He loves me so much that He uses that strength on my behalf. How cool is that?!
God doesn't need humans in any capacity. He is fully sufficient in Himself. Sometimes I wonder why He made us at all. As far as I can tell, though, God wanted to love Mankind. He wanted to form relationships with us. Amazing. We were created to have a relationship with God.
I can't say I understand it. There's so much of God that's such a mystery to me. But that's okay. I don't have to understand. I just want to submit my life to His purpose. Love God. Love people. Walk in relationship with the Father, and glorify Him in all I do.
Just a note that there will be no post this coming Friday. I wish you all a very merry Christmas!