Someone You Can Count On
“Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions?” 1 Kings 18:21
We all have those moments in life when we are faced with what seems to be a difficult choice to make. In making those choices, what should we rely on to make the right choice? The far safer choice is to choose the option that has the best possibility of an outcome with some element of certainty. Most people are more likely to go with something or someone that you can count on in a pinch.
This is essentially the same situation that the prophet Elijah spoke about in 1 Kings 18 when he challenged the people of Israel to make a choice about who they were going to serve. He is asking them why they are vacillating back and forth between the one true God and other substitutes who have no real power.
If not careful, we can spend our lives chasing things that have no real power to satisfy our soul. The urgency of our jobs and the desire to chase the American dream can have us wavering as Elijah described. The things of this world will never be what we need in times of difficulty and crisis when we need someone or something to count on.
The real truth is that most of life is lived in the valley and not on the mountain top. In the valley, we quickly discover that wavering in our faith is of no comfort. During those times, we find peace and comfort in serving the one true God. All of this begs the question then of why we do not just make serving God the priority of our lives.
Why not trust Him in both the good times and the bad times? Why waver on a God who can be trusted? I love how Deuteronomy 7:9 describes how faithful God is to those who choose to love and follow Him.
“Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps His covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes His unfailing love on those who love Him and obey His commands.”
We all need someone to count on in this life. There is just no need to vacillate any longer. I pray that we will boldly step out in faith and trust and serve God with every bit of our lives. As Deuteronomy 7:9 says, He is a God who keeps His Word and “lavishes His unfailing love on us.”
What more could we ask for than to serve a God we can trust and one who loves us unconditionally?