Friday, November 9, 2018

Only He

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Isaiah 55:1
We have a Heavenly Father who loves us so much and has already done so much for us before we were ever born.  But as we have learned this week, we still often try to replace Him with other idols in our lives.  Eventually we find out that those idols will never do for us what only the One True God can. 
Only He Can Satisfy All Our Longings -  So much time and effort are spent in our lives looking for something that makes us happy, that fulfills us, or satisfies our deepest longings. We believe that whatever it is that we want will make us happy but when we get it, we are still not happy.  Finally, we realize that He is what we truly want. He is what we are craving and thankfully, He is still there when we are done roaming around looking for all He already has to offer. 
Only He Can Rescue You – Only God is able and sufficient to rescue us from any situation we are in.  It is easy to get tired of waiting when He doesn’t answer the way we want Him to or as quickly as we want Him to and try to find something or someone else to rescue us.  We only complicate things that way.  In the middle of our need is where our faith is tested.  God’s promises are faithful and true and if we wait on Him He will deliver you.
Only He Can Take Away Sin and Shame– God alone is able to save us from our sin.  He alone can take away the shame we live in and that keeps us from becoming all God has made us to be.  It holds us back and keeps us down, convincing us that God would have nothing to do with us, that we are unredeemable.  No false God can take this away for you because it is only by the redemption of Jesus Christ that we are free from our sin and able to move beyond it to have new life in Him. 
God is the Only One You Can Trust– One of the big traits of false gods is the false security and false hope they offer.  It is tempting to begin to fill the empty spots and lonely places with all they offer.  When we refuse them, we have more empty spaces, but God is the only one who won’t leave us with more empty places.  Instead, He fills all our empty spaces and He will never leave us empty and alone.
He Promises Much– When we trust God and endure through trials, we will find a blessing somewhere along the way, but we may have to look for it.  Sometimes we may get delivered really quick from something, other times us takes a long time.  But this produces endurance in us and though it is usually unpleasant, it is serving a purpose.  When we look to Him for every step of the way, we are trusting in Him and our faith in Him gets stronger.  He is always faithful and true to His word.  
No false god can do even one of these things let alone all of them.  Trust the One True God and He will not let you down. 

Scripture to Claim:
Because of the LORD's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

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