I made a note on this verse recently. “When you are along with God and God alone, there is no one else to put trust in.”
The LORD says, “I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the LORD.” –Jeremiah 17:5
I have been quite enthralled with the idea of being alone with God and God alone for the past few weeks. It feels right. Of course we know feelings lie to us so we have to review everything carefully to determine what is true. This idea does not mean there is no interaction with people. So what does it mean?
Does it mean we enjoy the path we traverse and the interactions we have with people while hopefully pointing them to God as the joy in our life? What if the joy is hidden and difficult for people to find? What if it is even difficult for you to find sometimes?
Does it mean that we trust in the LORD alone for everything that sustains us, especially that which we feel we need most from mere humans…love?
I realize this is a slight topic shift but the idea arose. Does God cease to exist in the same way people cease to exist when our minds do not think about Him? This is quite an interesting question to me. The answer is of course yes and no. He ceases to exist in the same way other things cease to exist when they are not thought about. And this is of course a problem.
As God “returns” from this point in time where He ceased to exist, does He come back differently? In our mind is it even really God or just a perception of what we think God should be? When I think upon Him deeply and begin to understand how little I really know about Him, He becomes more real. Yet when I do not think upon Him at all He fades into a god of my own design. This is the god we seek – the one of our own design.
Can we prevent this cease to exist feeling? It is not really possible.
“My blessing is on those people who trust in me, who put their confidence in me.” –Jeremiah 17:7
So we trust in Him. We trust in God alone because God alone is faithful. God sustains us and provides us with everything we need. His faithful love endures forever which brings glory and honor to His great name.