DEVOTION: Depending

by Beth Bondurant

Depending on the latest levels of radiation... hundreds more may have to evacuate.

Depending on continued explosions and fires... nuclear melt down may not be averted.

Depending on continued rescue efforts... the lost may be found.

Depending on the few who stayed behind... damaged nuclear plants may be under control

Depending on current decisions... the future for thousands hangs in the balance.

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.

Depending on God... may be our only resort.

Depending on my faith... peace may be possible.

Depending on my confidence... praising God may supervene.

Depending on one another... our burdens may become easier to bear.

Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?  Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.

O God... we are depending on you.  We fall on our knees and admit that without YOU we cannot keep on keeping on.  We take for granted that for eons of time you have replenished life in ways too awesome for our minds to comprehend.  Forgive our doubt.  Forgive our arrogance that envisions human power controlling above and beyond your Divine omnipotence. With thanksgiving we fall into your "living hands" of healing and hope.  "Grant us your peace, O God, and renew a right spirit within us".  Indeed, we are in God's hands...our lives depending.

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