It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. We’ve had a very memorable year with lows and highs. The one thing I can take away from this year is learning dependency on Yahweh. That is a lesson He has been teaching me over and over this year.
I say it and I believe it, but I’ve had to act on it.
There have been situations that were totally out of my control. My hands were tied tightly behind my back leaving me with the feeling of helplessness. All I could do is pray during them. As if that isn’t enough? I found out it absolutely is enough. In these situations, I realized I do not fight my battles on my own, I can’t. I have to relinquish control to Yahweh, the Strong Tower I can run too.
You know, I think that is where He wants us at times. He wants us to feel helpless, not hopeless. He wants us to know we do not fight battles in our own strength. He fights them for us and He will empower us with the ability to win. We are never without hope. He is our only hope. His strength and power are our only hope. It’s when we feel helpless that He steps in and makes a way. There is no reason for doubt after that and no room for pride on our part. We can only stand and say but Yahweh.
As we close out another calendar year, reflect back and remember the times Yahweh was that hope when you felt helpless. If it’s been a hard year for you, thank Him for His provision even if it wasn’t how you envisioned it. Let Him take you through that process so you’ll know He is your only hope.
Father, You are absolutely our only hope. Oh that we would grasp that! Teach us to let go when we cannot do anything. Teach us to run to You, our Strong Tower, when we feel helpless. Help us to never forget we always have hope. We want Your will in each situation even if it’s not our will. Give us strength to accept whatever You see fit to happen. We praise You for being so mighty and strong. In Jesus’ name, Amen.