How many people can you count on? How many people can you go to for help and for advice? How many people can you call in the middle of the night and you know for sure that they will pick up the phone? How many people can you rely on all the time? I would think that most of us have a small group of friends and family members we can count on. There are different degrees of reliance and different degrees of help we can get. Not everyone will be there for us and once we discover that, we can get very disappointed. At least that was my experience. We are all humans and we have our limits. However, there is Someone we can always count on and who will never let us down. The Lord is the One who is more faithful than any human beings. He is reliable at all times even in the middle of the night. He doesn’t look at the phone and picks up if He feels like it. God is no respecter of persons and He is there for all of us. He is always willing to help and always willing to take care of us. He is our lamp and our salvation. We don’t have to fear anything and anyone. He is the stronghold of our lives. David declared it and we should repeat it. God is a reliable stronghold and fortress always present in times of trouble and in any season. It doesn’t matter what season you are in today, you can count on God.
A stronghold is hard to destroy and when the Lord is your stronghold, you can rest assured that He can’t be destroyed. His faithfulness is part of who He is and nothing can alter it, remove it and destroy it. He is faithful and that is something we should remember all the time. When things are not going well, God’s faithfulness is still good and reliable. When we go through beautiful seasons, His faithfulness is very beautiful. When we go through tough winters, His faithfulness is very beautiful as well. Your stronghold can’t let you down. Keep that truth in the middle of your heart. Live by it. Live by the fact that you can count on the Lord. It will change the way you look at things, the way you look at life. Life is so much better when we have someone we can always count on and when that someone is the Lord, we have the best companion ever.
When I read in the Bible that we shouldn’t put our trust in mere humans, it made me think of how much I trusted people more than I trusted God. I think that trusting people is a normal reaction but it is a reaction that we ought to change. Not only because people can let us down but also because God knows best and He is the ultimate helper and counselor. It makes more sense to trust in the creator of the universe than to trust in people with limited abilities to help. Should we mistrust people in our lives? I truly don’t think that is the answer. I believe that we should trust God first and He will use people to help us. We should go to the source of all solutions first and let Him take control of the situation.
Trust in the name of the Lord. Trust in the power of His love. Trust that He will always protect you and get you out of trouble. If you are facing a tough season now, keep in mind that you can count on God. You can count on Him to assist you during this season and to get you through it. Help is on the way. The end of your misery is on the way. You can count on things to get better in the name of Jesus. You can count on relief and peace. You can count on Jesus. He is not going to let you down. He has something amazing for you. Don’t lose hope. He can be trusted at every hour of the day and during any time of the year. Great things are going to happen to you. God’s faithfulness is pushing hurdles away and making things right for you. You can count on God! Stay encouraged!
Suggested reading: Isaiah 2:22; Psalm 118:8; Jeremiah 32:37