Monday, November 17, 2008

Remembering our need

A thought occurred to me today that no matter how much God helps us our need for Him and His help does not diminish.

We are always strongest when we are weakest because it is those times that we recognize our need for Him and have no choice but to depend on Him. I've heard many men express, and have experienced it myself, that God keeps us in a place of need so we will learn to depend on Him alone.

Today God gave me help, and I thank Him for it. Yet, I will keep my continued need in mind. That one symptom is dealt with does not change the fact of the disease. So today God helped me, and I rejoice, but I will not forget my dependence. God willing, this time I will not forget.

Of course there are obvious things like my need of employment that will keep me on my knees. But, in the past, I've often experienced the illusion of independence right after He has helped me in some way. I think it is this independent notion in me that has brought me to much of the pain in my life.


Lou Martuneac said...


I can relate to the need. I am praying for and with you about this.


Kevl said...

Thanks Lou, the heat really got turned up again today...

I really look forward to the day that I can help people instead of being the one that needs people to rally around him... Of course.. in light of what I'm learning about God and need, I'm going to have to remember I'll always be needy.


Lou Martuneac said...

Sorry to hear this, try to look at the heat as refining fires from God.