Monday, March 21, 2016

DAILY DEVO...who or what do you lean on?

Who or what do you lean on?

Sometimes when you get up and feel weak or weary, it's good to just lean up on a good, sturdy wall to hold yourself up.

People use different things to lean on in times of need or despair. Perhaps a bottle holds the strength for some. While for others strength comes from a friend or a spouse. How strong we are in the face of diversity usually surfaces in who or what we lean upon in such times.

I'm reminded of one year that I went to kids camp. During altar time, our kids were over in a corner, arms stretched out and around each other, leaning on each other back and forth as they sang a Christian version of , "Lean on Me...when you're not strong!" Such a beautiful picture of God's children locking arms, crying out to Him.

It's easy to lean on other things and other people, but do you know where your true strength comes from?

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."
(Proverbs 3:5)

The writer of Proverbs and Bill Withers, the writer of the song "Lean on me", (even though not a Christian tune) both give us a clear understanding of why it's important to lean upon God:

"Lean On Me” -song by Bill Withers
Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow
Lean on me when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on

I don't know what you need strength today for...but lean upon God, He will help you to carry on when you are not strong!

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