Friday 23 August, 2019
Depending on the Dependable God
“I am depending on you, O Lord my God, to save me from my persecutors” (Psalm 7:1).
Every morning, my little boy eats a cup of millet porridge. This has become his first meal for each day that he always confidently asks for it because he is sure we will provide (even when sometimes we struggle)—he trusts us as dependable parents. Like little children who usually have a very strong faith in their parents, we should look at God at all times because he is a dependable God.
Life is very paradoxical. Sometimes, even when we ‘believe’ God as the Almighty, we find it practically difficult to fully depend on him. It is not uncommon for many ‘faithful’ Christians to rush for pills before saying a prayer. It is not uncommon for many of us to first talk to the people we trust when in crisis than pray to God.
Dependence on God should not just be an individual affair, in our families, communities, corporate businesses, churches and our nations; we should depend on the dependable God. As did the psalmist declare his dependence on God (Psalm 7:1), Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States implored nations to depend on God when he said:
“And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God … and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”
When we depend on the dependable God, we are blessed, we are safe, we are protected, we are saved, we have all we need, and we prosper and thrive.
Prayer: Help me O Lord, to unwaveringly put my trust in you that I may depend on you, our dependable God. Amen!
Rev. Julius I. Tabi is a Doctor of Philosophy student at Uganda Christian University. He is a priest at Church Uganda, Ma’di and West Nile Diocese and Dean of Students Affairs at Uganda Christian University Arua Campus. If you chose to contact me, kindly use the form below.