“Rely on Christ.” We hear that phrase often but what does it really mean to rely on Christ? In my life, when I think of someone I can rely on it means I can count on them day or night. It means that they would sit with me, fight for me, or hold me up. They would do all three if needed. I find in life that it is usually easier to rely on another person than Jesus because they are physically there in person. However, I have also learned that they will let you down. It might be harder to rely on and trust Jesus but it will bring more peace than you ever imagined. We must rely on Christ knowing that He has good plans for us and that He is our ROCK.
‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” Jeremiah 29:11
My husband and I both want to leave a good legacy for future generations. That is why we fight so hard (sometimes with each other) and want to do so well in life. I’ve been thinking though that maybe God is supposed to be the one fighting and doing, not us?
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
I say He is my ROCK. You have probably said it a time or two also. In the story of David and Goliath one of the key players is the rock he used. David gets the credit for killing the giant but it was really the rock. If he had used sand it would have been blown away. If he had used water it would have fallen to the sun scorched ground. David knew what (and who) he could rely on to take down his giant. Once he did his part he just needed to be still and watch the rock fight for him.
My friend Ailie (who blogs at www.p3alive.com) puts the situation a lot of us face into words:
I guess with marriage we are supposed to do and fight. I just don’t know how to get the balance between doing that and trusting God to also fight for our marriage. I think we so often feel we are alone that we forget God is way more passionate about our family and marriage success than we could ever imagine.
We can rely on Christ knowing that He cares about our husbands and our marriages more than we do.
We can rely on Christ knowing that He will never leave us or forsake us.
I can rely on Christ knowing that He will sit with me, fight for me, and hold me up. Or all of them combined if needed.
Below are the awesome answers I was given when I asked some fellow Christian bloggers to finish this phrase:
“I can rely on Christ knowing….”
that He is bigger than I could ever imagine, wiser than I could ever comprehend, and stronger than I could ever realize.” Becky Lehman from www.SoVeryBlessed.com
I can rely on Christ knowing the end of my story, chapter of my life and the full picture. This steadies my heart. I can trust Jesus to see me through the tough times. He strengthens my heart to endure. He calls me to see from a higher perspective. He encourages me to greater faith and deeper intimacy in my walk with Him. He becomes my anchor in life’s storms. As my ROCK I have a hope that never fails.” Ailie Baumann from www.p3alive.com
He is my Savior, redeemer, and friend.” Rachel Russell from www.soulsparkpublication.com
He will never leave me.” Alysa Friesen from Www.alysalovely.com
I can rely on Christ knowing the peace He and He alone can offer.” Mandi Pimental Http://noshandnurture.com
How my story will end.” Kimberly N’Patrick Dewberry
That I don’t have to know.” Missy Hutchinson Millspaugh
My answer was:
I can rely on Christ knowing that no matter how loud or crazy life gets I just need to be still in His presence and trust Him as my rock to be my defender and firm foundation. “