Are you independent? Tired of relying on people who have let you down…a parent, spouse, business partner or politician? Whoever they are, you want to be liberated from their influence over your life. Being independent provides a sense of freedom from their control and a release from their authority. Self-reliance compels you to take charge of your own destiny.
This sounds good, but carrying the weight of every decision and provision in life is a heavy burden. Being independent can often breed loneliness, stress or depression due to the heavy mental load. It may cause you to lose your accountability to others. At some point, independence morphs into some form of interdependence. You and I are designed to be relational and connect with others.
So, who can you depend on?
Your Heavenly Father.
My deliverance and glory depend on God.
God is my strong rock. My refuge is in God.
– Psalm 62:7 (Common English Bible)
Yes, God is dependable in every sense of the word. You can trust Him with every area of your life. He is the Creator of everything. When you depend solely on Him, He reveals the people to connect with, as well as those you should run from. You can rely on His ultimate power for provision and protection.
Dependence on God provides a supernatural freedom. He is the unlimited supply of joy, grace and peace. You can count on His love for you to never wain. He is intimate and discreet. His commitment to you is eternal. He heals all your wounds – physically and emotionally. Best yet, He is a phenomenal leader. Nothing is impossible. He leads you to your purpose and empowers you along the journey. All you have to do is depend on Him.