I read something recently about the oldest woman on earth. Mostly the article talked about how she’s eaten eggs every day for over ninety years, but tucked in at the end was a sentence about this old woman’s resilience.
The article praised her for not needing anyone, for living independently, for bouncing back quickly after a divorce.
I like the word resilient. And years ago, I would have chimed in mighty fast with a proud, “I’m resilient too.”
So, as I sat with my hot cup of tea and skimmed the words that praised this woman for her resilience and independence, I wondered why I no longer wanted to claim my own resilience.
I settled on the hard truth that during those years of claiming resilience, I was anything but reliant on God. I desperately wanted to trust Him, but my life spoke a different message.
There is resilience and there is reliance. There is independence and there is surrender. What are we choosing as the foundation our lives?
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“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”
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