Tuesday, January 17 – Psalm 25:5
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day.
One thing that marks the season of childhood is dependency. Children come into the world totally dependent on others to meet their needs. As they grow, they learn independence in some areas, but still need help and guidance. When we become adults, the assumption is that we become completely self-sufficient, able to care for all our needs physically, emotionally, and mentally. As an adult you know that is much easier said than done. At times, we can fake it till we make it, but in other moments we feel like children in need again.
When we come to know Jesus and recognize Him as our Lord and Savior, we recognize our need for Him, our lack of self-sufficiency, and commit to a life of dependence on Him as our firm foundation. We don’t need to have things together or save face to maintain our relationship with God. As we see from this passage, we can lean on Him, seek Him, and wait for Him. Dependency doesn’t need to be something we look at with disdain; when we are dependent on our Savior, we display wisdom. May God transform our hearts so that we crave His Word, His wisdom, and His truth the way the psalmist did. May we develop a child-like dependence on Him so that He can shine through us.
- What is something you need help to accomplish?
- What would it look like to live dependent on God like the psalmist?
- Pray and ask God to transform your heart, reminding you to live dependent on Him.