Just Say No….To Self-Reliance

“But Susanna cried aloud: ‘O eternal God, you know what is hidden and are aware of all things before they come to be: you know that they have testified falsely against me. Here I am about to die, though I have done none of the things with which these wicked men have charged me.'” ~Daniel 13:42-43

Here we have Susanna, crying out to God after being falsely accused of a crime which we didn’t commit (for the whole story, read chapter 13 of Daniel). I’m inspired by her. Not because I’ve been accused of crimes I didn’t commit, but because of her faith in the midst of trial. I wish I had that much faith! My troubles aren’t nearly as bad as Susanna’s, yet do I cry out to the Lord for help? Oftentimes I do not.

I spend too much time relying on myself to solve my problems. I suppose that is why I have so many to begin with. I need to realize, in the midst of my trials, that God knows “what is hidden and [is] aware of all things before they come to be”. He is in charge! I need to rely on God the Father to solve my problems, not me! Self-reliance is not an option.

Because of her faith and reliance on God, God heard Susanna’s prayer and answered it. He saved her from her wicked accusers. We need to rely on God to provide for us and all that we need. We need to rely on Him to free us from our sins, to save us from the grips of evil.

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Published in: on March 31, 2009 at 4:40 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. What a good reminder! Just this afternoon I was thinking about how I do not really trust God to help me. I feel as if it is my responsibility to do everything for myself.


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