The Gospel Choir at my dad’s church used to sing a song entitled, “I Can Depend on God.” The song was repetitious and simple, yet the message was inspiring. An excerpt from the chorus went like this, “… through the storms, through the rain, through sickness, through pain, I can depend on God!” What a powerful, faith-evoking reminder; we can count on Him!
The verse included with this recharge highlights God’s dependability. In a sermon on Mars Hill, Paul said, “(God) gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need” (Acts 17:25, New Living Translation). Interestingly, if you’re reading this message, then you’re a living testimony of this verse! If you’re reading this email, then it means He woke you up today! Then, He commanded your brain to orchestrate you heart rate, breathing pattern, and other bodily functions. And, if you’re not at home, but still reading this email, it means he threw in some road mercy to protect you from catastrophe. Not to mention, He does this every day! Our God is entirely dependable!
It’s uncertain how soon we’ll climb out of the economic recession, but one thing is certain – we have an anchor in God! You can still count on Him, for He is the Lord and does not change (see Malachi 3:6).
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance (1 Corinthians 13:4-7, New Living Translation).