Saturday, July 25, 2009

Healing Overdependence

"This is what the LORD says: 'Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. . . . But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit'" (Jeremiah 17:5, 7-8).

We're all created by God to depend on others for certain things. Things like love, acceptance, friendship, etc. As we move along in life, we discover that some people are dependable and faithful while others are not.

You and I need to discover too that too much dependence on one person (e.g. spouse, parent) is unhealthy. We need not depend on one person for our emotional and total well being.

Depend on God. He knows your needs. He'll see to it that His blessings and touch come to you from the right places and sources.

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