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What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider’s web. Job 8:14 (NIV)
A spider’s web.
Lord, once again I put my trust in something other than You.
I turn my focus outside of You and lay my hope into human hands.
Even worse, I take control all by myself with false self-confidence that I could do it on my own.
I know that foundation is weak,
I know it may fail even before I begin.
I hold my breath…
Take one stop onto that thin ice…
and think maybe…
maybe this time….
Yet like this verse I put the weight of my burdens on the fragile spider web and expect it to hold up.
Lord, the world weaves a tapestry of spider webs. The sinister spider invites me to believe in the safety on its web.
I see the fascinating intricate patterns masquerading as strengths. I cling to them before their stickiness adheres to me. I trust in what I easily see instead of what I know to be true.
Or I grip onto my own plans instead of waiting for Your clear guidance.
Your word in the book of Job is to beware of spider’s webs.
I grab for a spider’s web and it crumbles in my hand.
I reach for You and You catch me in Your perfect love.
I am fragile, Lord. Hold onto me, please.
In You I trust, my Hope and my firm Foundation.