I’ve been let down lately, a lot. People have disappointed me, betrayed me, ignored me.
You hear the exclamations so often.
And yet we’re constantly still looking for that person, that moment in time, that event that will prove that we have someone we can count on.
I’m going to side step for a moment and shout something:
Dads, your family is counting on you. Their need for you is great and your betrayal of them takes an act of God to even begin to heal. Don’t give yourself an excuse to let them down. DO NOT LEAVE THEM! No excuses!
The reality, the fact of life is that people will let you down. Can you understand then why Paul declared, “My God will supply all your needs, according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
He will meet your needs. If you look at emphasis on each separate word it may make it clearer.
He – He meets your needs. No one else.
Will – He WILL do it. Trust Him.
Meet – He will see your needs, take care of them, fulfill them. Wait on Him.
Your – He is interested in you. He loves you. He will take care of YOU.
Needs – Not wants, not things that will hurt you further. Your needs are not sex, happiness, a new car that you go into debt for, a nicer house, better kids, better spouse. In fact, in our self-centered world, we don’t often know what our needs are. Look to Him. Listen to Him. He is meeting your needs. The provision is already there.
So friends, family, people let you down. They’re letting me down. Can I tell you in love, in honesty, to myself . . .
Trust in Jesus. You’ll be golden.