Hold Onto God For Your Strength

Date: October 23, 2023

The book of Job includes a very interesting picture of the person who forgets God in his life. Listen to this:

Such is the destiny of all who forget God…

What he trusts in is fragile;

what he relies on is a spider’s web.

He leans on his web, but it gives way;

he clings to it, but it does not hold” (Job 8:13-15).

While a spider’s web is actually very strong for its weight, it is no match for the weight of a human being. Neither is anything else worth depending on short of depending on God.

Paul learned this. He wrote: “We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death.

“But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us” (2 Corinthians 1:8-10).

Because of the intense circumstances he was experiencing, he knew he needed to rely on God. And so do we.

To His people in the Old Testament God said, “Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord Almighty is his name” (Jeremiah 50:34). When they were finally about to enter the land God had promised them, Moses cried out, “O Sovereign Lord…what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?” (Deuteronomy 3:24). The Psalmist declared, “One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong” (Psalm 62:11).

When the winds are raging in your life, hold on to Him. Unlike a spider’s web, God will never let you down.