Many people turn to God in times of need, but in times of plenty they do not think God is necessary. For those people God is the last resort. Quite the contrary, Jesus demands that His followers depend on God for everything, including provision and security. Not only when their backs are against a wall but also when things are going good..
Therefore, one should avoid using God as last resort.The practice is dangerous and seldom bears the desired fruit in a timely manner. If anything, it is akin to a soldier waiting until he or she gets caught in a fire-fight before putting on the armor. Further, God do not work according to man’s timing. The Bible says: “A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day” (2 Peter 3:8). Therefore, your last-minute request for deliverance may not be forthcoming according to your timing.
Let’s suppose Daniel waits until the guards threw him into the fiery furnace or the den of hungry lions before he starts reaching for God’s protection. What do you surmise would have happened to him? Do you think the Book of Psalm would have been in existence, if young David had put off trusting God until he confronted Goliath? Not a chance. Instead, David, who was not a stranger to adversity, challenged and defeated the mighty philistine. He knew God was his helper, and God never fails.
So, despite the critics, good things do happen when people trust God, but one should not wait until the last-minute to do so. The Psalmist said: “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, (Cloth yourself in His armor and leave the rest to Him) and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun” (Psalm 37:4-6).
This is so good Noel. I have been guilty of this many times in my life, “when things were going great if I had time for God okay, if not okay. When the bottom would fall out, His name was the first on my lips.” Though God always came through for me, as He loves me that much, there was always doubt there that He would. Also my deliverance was always a struggle, very heartbreaking, and so hard I could hardly breathe.
When it one day dawned on me, I had to make God a constant in my life, my faith begin to grow, there was more peace in my storm as He walked me through it, and I knew His presence was there. I feel like it was because I had a daily relationship with Him, I became to KNOW and UNDERSTAND what it meant to walk by faith, and my heart grew to love Him more with each passing day. God honored those new things within me.
Not to say I still do not have storm clouds, nor do I welcome them. God has shown me, if His name is on my lips daily. If I choose to walk and honor Him daily. If I trust Him with every breath, His shade during the storm is all I need, and I can enter into His rest.
Loved the post and God Bless, SR
Hello SR, sorry for the delay in responding to your comment. I have been much too busy lately. Thanks so much for your comment my friend. I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. As I have said before, God has a special calling on your life. Most bloggers and most preachers, tell, but you show. Whether a comment or a post, you always paint a vivid picture with your words. And I can tell that that is a special gift from God. My friend, trials will come but let face them with confidence as David and Daniel. Thanks again. God blesses.(