All humans even though we say we are independent and able to do things our own we depend on many things in life.
Children they depend on there parents, when they go to school they depend on teachers and friends to guide them, when they become adults they depend on a job for living and as time goes by they get married as they cannot go by themselves but they need someone to depend on. Some depend on there friends to guide them in life.
Again if you say I can live or I been living without any of this you cannot deny the fact you are depending on many other natural sources like water, air, light, power etc. therefore in one or other way we depend on many things in life.
The things we value the most our family, job etc we keep in high place in our heart as a source to depend on or in other words as a mountain or hill depending on how much we depend on it. And we keep it so important that we at times forget the other smaller things or we are forced to skip the smaller things if something major happens to our primary dependencies.
For instance it is your best friend’s birthday and you were all set to go for it but suddenly if an emergency arise at the place you work and if you depending on that job for your living you are forced to skip your friend’s birthday party and go to the work place. Therefore we tend to skip any secondary dependencies in order to protect the primary dependency.
But what happens if your primary dependency fails? For instance the job you depending on for living suddenly fires you or the your family falls apart or some terrible accident happens to you or something like that happen what will you do? Have you ever thought about that? The things you set so high like a mountain or hill which you thought will never fail fails what will you do? You will be totally shattered. Some people suicide at this point as they cannot see any way further in life. People who come across this situation breaks down and it will take time to recover from the shock and some may never recover. By the time they understand they set forth wrong things as there primary dependency and set things right it will be long gone in life. Therefore it is very important to set your primary dependencies correctly.
This is why in Isaiah 54:10 says-“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. (Isaiah 54:10 NIV)
The main dependencies you set as high mountains and hills which you thought they were very strong and will never leave you can fail but still there is a place you can depend on and that is your Creator your God who with his unfailing love and with covenant of peace will hold you and will never leave you astray in life! What an honor and great privilege to have such a loving and caring Father in heaven!
The job, your family, your friends things you thought will never change can change but the only person who never change is God. This is why the Psalmist said “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” (Psalm 118:8-9 NIV)
There are lot more promises in Bible. A few are given below.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” (Isaiah 49:15-16 NIV)
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”. (Hebrews 13:8 NIV)
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Luke 21:33 NIV)
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV)
“He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” (Isaiah 40:11 NIV)
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1-3 NIV)
Therefore let’s put our trust and hope in God and make him the primary place to depend on for it says “my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior— from violent people you save me.” (2 Samuel 22:3 NIV, Psalms 18:2 NIV).
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Matthew 7:24-27 NIV)
Troubles may rise in life, tempest and waves may surge but if we dependent in God we will be like the wise man who build his house on rock but if you depend on anything else you will like the foolish man who build his house on sand. Therefore let’s be wise make God our only dependent place and lead a victorious Christian life.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:1-16 NIV)