It is only God who gives us our next breath and it is he who gives us freedom from any enemy, for to put our trust in man is vain (empty). “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies”.(Psalm 108:12,13).
The more we rely on God and allow him in our life and not depend on our own strength or ways of solving problems, we see that he truly does deliver and save us! “But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him”.(Psalm 37:39,40).
Cannot the one who see’s when even one sparrow falls to the ground keep us as well? we go through so much at times and fail to look up and see that the answer is before us every day. Man is helpful at times, but it is full trust in God that keeps our soul from perishing. “Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit”.(Jeremiah 17:5-8).
It is not easy to be persecuted for one’s faith, but without it we would fit into the world’s mold as sin being made to look as though it is completely accepted by God which it is not! “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee”.(1 Timothy 4:10-16).
“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God”.(Psalm 146:3-5).