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For those of you familiar with Shirley Temple, you may know the line, "I'm very self-reliant. My mother taught me to always be that way." I made it a goal of mine to be self-reliant too, until I realized that I couldn't be.

We need community. We need each other. Above all, we need God. This morning, I read the Waiting on God Bible plan by Charles F. Stanley on the Bible app. Below are my thoughts, when reflecting on 2 Corinthians 1 and Deuteronomy 31.

2 Corinthians 1:9

Stop relying on myself. I am not self-reliant. I am not called to be self-reliant.

Rely only on God.

Deuteronomy 31

Be strong. Be courageous.

God goes before me.

He has never and will never fail me nor abandon me.

The Lord God personally goes ahead of me.

There is no need to panic or be discouraged.

God is with me.

I then listened to the song "King of My Heart" by Bethel Music. Have a look at some of the lyrics.

"Let the King of my heart

Be the wind inside my sails

The anchor in the waves

Oh, He is my song"

I'll be quite frank with you. I don't know their intent behind the lyrics, I probably should look it up, but what came to mind this morning for me was that God orders my steps. He will command me to go and be the force that carries me through. He will also order me to stop and rest. Wait on Him. Rely on Him. He will tell us when to move and when to rest.

"You're never gonna let

You're never gonna let me down"

Honestly, the first time I heard this song during a church service I didn't like this part of the song. "God has let me down," I thought. Truthfully, He hadn't but during that season of life it felt like He had. Both Deuteronomy 31 verse 6 and 8 state that God will NEVER fail me. He will never abandon me. When reading those verses this morning, I thought about this song and the truth that it shares. God will never let me down. Never.

God will never let you down. It may feel like He has, it may feel like He currently is. But let this truth wash over you, God has never, is not and will never let you down. He loves you. He loves me. We can rest in knowing that He is good and has the best in store for us.

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