Why do we have such a hard time depending on God? He is good and has our best interests at heart. He loved us enough to become a man, die on the cross to pay for our sins, and rise again to give us new life in Him. I would say there is nothing (and I mean nothing) God wouldn’t do for us because of His great love.
This issue of dependence is a hard pill to swallow. We want to make our own choices. We want to do our own thing. We don’t want the perceived restriction of our freedom.
Recently I was diagnosed with lack of good bacteria in my gut, which means my body no longer digests food without discomfort and pain. This is on top of my other dietary restrictions of no sugar due to migraines and no dairy due to lactose intolerance. No matter what healthy food I eat my body will no longer process it as originally designed. My body is broken and humanly speaking there is no way to heal it. I thank God for probiotics which assist my digestion. But this means I am dependent on probiotics for the rest of my life.
This has been difficult to accept. Why would this happen? They tell me this happens when you take antibiotics it kills all bacteria both good and bad. But the fact is I don’t take antibiotics very often, maybe only once in five years. I have always eaten healthy. I rarely get sick to the point of needing antibiotics, yet this happened anyway.
This has helped me rely on Jesus. Just as my physical body was forced to rely on probiotics, my spiritual body needed something to cause me to turn more frequently to Jesus. Now, when things happen to me I try to let it be an opportunity to depend more on Jesus. He is the only one who will not let you down.
Why is depending on God hard for you?
In His Grace,
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