2 Chronicles 16:7 Rely Upon God, Not Man

At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him: “Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the Lord your God, the army of king of Aram has escaped from your hand.” 2 Chronicles 16:7

When people are faced with a difficult situation many will get desperate and go to anyone that they can for assistance. Help is seen as being needed immediately and so it does not matter where that help comes from. There is no patience or trust in waiting for the best help.

Hanani, a seer, had went to Asa and told him that because he went to the king of Aram for help, rather than relying upon God, the army would escape from him and there would be war.

Believers have read to trust in God and are told to trust and rely upon God for help, but many do not. Under a difficult situation they start to call out to God for help, but do not always wait for His help.

In His infinite and perfect wisdom, God knows the perfect way and the perfect time to solve the difficulty. This way and timing does not allows appear as best in the eyes of man. People then run quickly to others for help. In doing this they are showing that they are not relying upon God, and it will come at a high price upon their life.

At no time in history has God failed to take care of those who put their full confidence and trust in Him. He always makes a way where there does not seem to be a way. Instead of running to others for help, believers need to run to God and rely upon His promises.

During times of difficulty, it may be hard to wait upon God for His answer to the situation. The world and others may be telling you to run a certain direction, rather than running to God.

Think of all the times God fulfilled His promises with those in the Bible. Remember all the times God has already fulfilled promises in your life and taken care of you.

Now rely upon His promises. Go to Him and trust in what He says or does. He will never fail to take care of you, if you put your full trust in Him and not in other people.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will put all of your trust in God; that you will rely upon God for all of your needs; that God will give you strength to walk the path He has you on; and that you will have victory in Jesus in every situation in your life.

Psalm 59:17 What To Rely Upon

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You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely. Psalm 59:17 

Relying on someone or something is something that every person does all the time. People rely upon their boss to give them their paycheck in a timely matter; they rely on others to stay on their own side of the road when driving; they rely on their vehicle to work; they rely upon the electricity company to provide the needed electricity; and the list goes on forever. Many will also rely only upon their selves.

With all of these things or people that people rely on there is one problem, they can let a person down. Equipment fails, people do not always do what they are supposed to do, or greater problems occur, preventing something from happening.

David had quickly learned that some of those people, whom he should have been able to rely upon had turned their backs on him and sought to kill him. However, he knew he could rely upon God. God would be his fortress and strength.

God is always there for every believer. He is a fortress that has walls thick enough and high enough that no enemy can break through. The only things that God allows through the walls of that fortress is what is best for the believer. Everything else is blocked.

This can give amazing strength to the believer. He now has the ability to overcome every attack of the enemy, when God is His fortress. Standing behind the walls of God’s fortress provides a protection that no one or any thing on this earth can provide.

God is faithful and will not fail in His protecting you. His fortress will stand the tests of time and the attacks of the enemy.

As a believer step into God’s fortress. Be filled with His Holy Spirit and know that you have His protection upon you at all times, in every situation. There is no enemy strong enough to get to you without God’s permission.

Do not turn to things and people of this world, because they can and will fail when needed. God will never fail you. You can rely upon Him to do what He said He would do each and every time.

As you see His strength and power in your life, sing praises to Him. Give Him praise for protecting you and being your strong tower of protection.

I pray today that you will know the power of God; that you will know the protection God has for you; that you will know you can rely upon God; that you will know God’s faithfulness; and that you will sing praises to God each day.