These are 5 major elements for survival. They are found in Psalm 37:3-5, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” Then comes a prayer to God, “We’re going to vet this out together, I don’t care how long it takes at this point. For I don’t even know how long that will be. I have been asking, questioning and wondering, but this is it. I have reached the end of my rope. I have reached the point of no return. This is reality and so be it. Let it be. This is now letting go.” I think this is how I clearly see that there is nothing else left to do but TRUST [reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety of a person or thing]. I am going to let it all out and all go until it has all gone out. For this is my new hope. God is not going anywhere, He will not leave me or forsake me. I will dwell [to live or stay as permanent residence; reside; continue, linger over; emphasize] in the presence of God for I know He is with me. God is my real coping mechanism, my shoulder to cry on, my arm for when I need strength and the one who holds me up when I feel none. I will feed [supply with nourishment; satisfy; provide as food, necessary materials for development] on His faithfulness. I will feed on His word day and night. Every tear shed is one He knows all too well and very much familiar with all grief. I am not afraid. When all of it comes, I will release it all and hold on to none of it until it has all gone out of me. I will delight [high degree of pleasure and enjoyment] myself in the Lord and in His word. He is my source of strength. He is my hope. He is my joy now. All things are new. I will fix my eyes on Jesus as the Word declares in Hebrews 3:1. My relationship with God is getting stronger by the day. He is building me up again and I will commit [to give trust in or charge; pledge] to that work in me.
This is what makes each person stronger on the inside. Recognizing how human we are, how feeble, how weak and how much we need the strength of God to assist. There is so much truth, humility and depth found in each page of the Word of God. You can come to feel as if you are writing the words too. He is with us and strengthening us by that word day by day. Just like you see that cat hanging on the limb by one arm. Gravity is pulling him down. All his struggles and strength leaving him. But what we don’t see is the other arm holding him up. That is how God is with us. That is why we have not fallen or dropped completely! When you feel yourself slipping away, you feel like you fell, you see everything at your feet but you did not fall away at all. God is holding us up the entire time. “My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to me and wait in hope for my arm.” Isaiah 51:5
Try this everyday of your life: Trust, Dwell, Feed, Delight & Commit! Trust in God for all the stages of your life. Believe that He is building you up and has already designed the path for you to walk in. Dwell in His presence because He is there with you even when you don’t feel it, He is right there with you. Feed on the word of God every single day and make the time necessary to provide nourishment to your body, soul and mind. Delight yourself in Him by discovering everlasting joy with the One who provides. All that this world can offer is temporary fulfillment but God brings an everlasting fulfillment. And finally just surrender all and commit your way to the Lord. Leave God in charge of your every move and your every decision. Make Him a part of that by praying every day. He promises to guide you and lead you. Don’t keep holding on to what is gone and past. Let it go and just let it be. We have to move on and move forward so that we can obtain all that God has for us. Trust that He ordained all things for you. That God knows and understands you. Even when things are difficult. After all He is the one who made you, so who can know you better than that.
“For every house is built by someone, but God is the Builder of everything,” Hebrews 3:4