The only thing you can really depend on

Assyria cannot save us, nor can our warhorses. Never again will we say to the idols we have made, ‘You are our gods.’ No, in you alone do the orphans find mercy. Hosea 14:3

Only when we stop relying on our own strength, let go of self-comforting behaviors, and stop depending on other people to be sources of strength or comfort can we fully depend on God. Sometimes friends desert us or we lose the things we leaned on for identity, purpose, or comfort. Our dependence on God is what allows us to be fully engulfed in His comfort. I can’t resist sharing Comfort Ye My People, a song from the 70’s by the band Lamb based on Hosea 14.

Lord, no more will I turn to others for help, nor will I turn to myself.