Isn't Christianity just a crutch?
Yes and No.
- Yes: It is a "crutch" in the sense that we are made to depend on God. Everyone has crutches (whether or not they realize it): money, beauty, career, sex, family, etc., but these things ultimately fail by themselves. Only the love of God is fully dependable—and that dependence is good! Just as a married person should depend on their spouse, so should we depend on God.
- No: Christianity is not a crutch in the sense of being a way to run from problems. Rather, God makes us face our fears, giving us the strength to reach out to the weak, in spite of danger. He builds couragea requirement for genuine love.
The Key: Dependence
It is in your weakness, your dependence upon Me that you become effective—strong with calm and without pride; gentle, not defensive; vulnerable, softened to be shaped; weak, that you know clearly your many limitations.
Yet you look at the limitations and feel weak. Don’t you know I come in when you and your petty show of “strength” are set aside? Your fortress that protects a you of your own creation, one that needs demolishing, not protection. I am your protection in the things that matter. Lay aside your fear, your apprehension.
Come to Me weak and on your knees with a new sense of delight that I am in you and that your sense of weakness is a reminder of whose you are. When the devil comes in at this time, you have My word and My anointing. Hear Me alone.
You’re more afraid of the surrender of control than anything else.
Turn each time from your anxiety and call on Me. I’m there ready with the next direction for you. Just yield. I’ll show you My way. Give in and give up. Your ways are clearly not working. You want My fruit. You desire truth. I will give it, but only on My path. It is not well trod, but its way is life, light, wisdom and hope. Peace to all who enter.