Five Minute Friday: Depend

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“I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him.” (Psalm 62:5, Good News Translation). What a statement of absolute confidence. “I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him.”

I wonder, “What season of life was David in when he made this bold statement? How old was he?” I imagine that it was after he had proven God’s faithfulness repeatedly. Had repeatedly found God to be trustworthy. Proved him to be the One in whom he could reliably trust. Perhaps he had also trusted others and experienced betrayal and disappointment.

I hold firm that such a statement could not be based on second-hand knowledge of God’s faithfulness. Gleaned from stories told of God’s delivering Israel out of Egypt in an awesome display of His power. Those truths likely were a starting place for trusting God but I believe that it was his first hand experiences with God which led to him making this statement. And so it is with us; we have to know God for ourselves to be able to say like David did, “I depend on God alone.”

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I am joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday community for our weekly writing adventure. To learn about Five Minute Friday, click here. This week’s prompt is, “Depend.”

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9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Depend

  1. “I hold firm that such a statement could not be based on second-hand knowledge of God’s faithfulness.” Whoa…yes!!! Truth!! Never stopped to consider that before! Great perspective! Thank you for sharing!

  2. “Those truths likely were a starting place for trusting God but I believe that it was his first hand experiences with God which led to him making this statement.” I totally agree… it is experientially we learn to trust and rely – depend on God – who alone is trustworthy. I found Psalm 62 as well. Visiting from #66 at the FMF link up.

    1. Andrew, the thought never entered my mind until I began writing the post. but your comment made be think of all your how much you have imparted to the FMF community from “the context” of your journey. Thank you.

  3. “We have to know God for ourselves”
    That is so profoundly true and simple. We cannot know God simply secondhand or as bystanders. We have to experience God. Trust God. Let Him be there as we go through the fires of our own lives.
    Beautiful post.

    FMF visiting

    Thank you

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