Ezekiel 14:12-16:43 / Hebrews 7:20-28 / Psalms 106:1-12 / Proverbs 27:4-6
Ezekial16:15&22“But you trusted in your own beauty, played the harlot because of your fame and poured out your harlotry on everyone passing by who would have it. (v. 22) And in all your abominations and acts of harlotry you did not remember the days of your youth when you were naked and bare and struggling in your own blood.”
When times are difficult and challenging, we can find ourselves struggling and in desperate need of the Lord. We are on our knees, praying like never before, crying out to the Lord and promising that, if He will be faithful to rescue us from the discomfort of the season we are in, we will forever be grateful and live lives devoted to Him.
However, as the season of challenge passes and good days return, we can find ourselves feeling better and better with each new day and less desperate for the Lord as we find ourselves back on our feet again. Our confidence is back, along with our ability to ‘handle things’. As we step back into the “driver’s seat” it’s almost as if we say, “Thanks God – You really pulled me out of a tough time. I’m feeling better now…I’ve got it from here.” Back in “control”, we quickly forget God's faithfulness - how He brought us out of the "pit" - and return to trusting in ourselves, our own abilities, skills, talents, and/or social status.
He wants our hearts to be truly and authentically His; that we would desire a deep and abiding relationship with Him, allowing Him to lead and guide us as we walk with Him everyday, through anything– good times and bad.