God IS Our Crutch

1 Peter 5:6-7: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Philippians 4:19: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:8b: . . . your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Some unbelievers have attempted to shame and insult Christians by telling them that their religion is a crutch. I can*t think of a better truth that I have heard unbelievers speak. They miss the point that God Himself is the Crutch. They miss the fact that He is the crutch that we all need. Their pride causes them to deny that they themselves need such a crutch. Religion always fails to meet my needs and theirs, but God never fails. Mature Christians are not ashamed that they need God as a Crutch. They don*t ever want to be without Him. I need Him as my Crutch everywhere and all the time.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Psalm 67:6b: God, even our own God.

It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings which God gives us, but it is stranger still how little use we make of God Himself. Though He is *our own God,* we apply ourselves but little to Him, and ask but little of Him. How seldom do we ask counsel at the hands of the Lord! How often do we go about our business, without seeking His guidance! In our troubles how constantly do we strive to bear our burdens ourselves, instead of casting them upon the Lord, that He may sustain us! This is not because we may not, for the Lord seems to say, *I am thine, soul, come and make use of me as thou wilt; thou mayst freely come to my store, and the oftener the more welcome.* It is our own fault if we make not free with the riches of our God. Then, since thou hast such a friend, and He invites thee, draw from Him daily. Never want whilst thou hast a God to go to; never fear or faint whilst thou hast God to help thee; go to thy treasure and take whatever thou needest-there is all that thou canst want. Learn the divine skill of making God all things to thee. He can supply thee with all, or, better still, He can be to thee instead of all. Let me urge thee, then, to make use of thy God. Make use of Him in prayer. Go to Him often, because He is thy God. O, wilt thou fail to use so great a privilege? Fly to Him, tell Him all thy wants. Use Him constantly by faith at all times. If some dark providence has beclouded thee, use thy God as a *sun;* if some strong enemy has beset thee, find in Jehovah a *shield,* for He is a sun and shield to His people. If thou hast lost thy way in the mazes of life, use Him as a *guide,* for He will direct thee. Whatever thou art, and wherever thou art, remember God is just what thou wantest, and just where thou wantest, and that He can do all thou wantest.

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