A couple of weeks ago I talked about the acronym W.W.J. D., and this week I want to continue discussions on the acronyms. The next that has been pouring over and over in my mind is the one of F.R.O.G. – Fully Rely on God.
As Christians this shouldn’t be a foreign concept to us in how we live our lives, but many times we only seem to go to Him when we have struggles that we cannot see another way out of. This is not how it should be; on the contrary, we should be always taking things to God in prayer, because we are to fully rely on Him for all of our life issues, choices, and every small moment that goes by.
When we fully rely on God and His power, we start to see amazing things happen…In looking at the book of Acts we can see numerous things happen that God will work through in our lives. The Apostles were left with questions when Jesus left the earth. Not only were they struggling with how they were supposed to continue in their ministry without him.
This answer came in the form of the Holy Spirit…On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles to guide them in their ministry. This same Spirit is available to us today as we seek to fend off the attacks that this world can throw at us. We are called to seek God in fighting with the powers of the world that we do not see. These troubles that we face can come in the form of many different tests and trials that we do not understand.
The trials can be depression, worry, doubt, drug addictions, etc. These are all things that can keep us from fully grasping for the Help that is always there. God is always there, but there are many trials that can cause us to think we are unable to seek Him. Many of the trials that we face are struggles that can lead us to a place where we do not feel good enough to accomplish anything that we are seeking. We can also begin to feel as if God is not available for us to seek, but we have promises throughout scripture that show us He is always there in our times of need.
Paul recounts this in Romans chapter 8 where he states, “35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Choose today to put your full trust in God…Fully Rely on God and see what blessings will come your way…just remember the promise found in Psalm 9:9, “9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”