God will never tire of you needing Him
From Psalms: A 28-Day Devotional
Society teaches us to rely on ourselves and find our answers within. We take pride in not needing others and being self-sufficient. And if we're not careful, we can take that same attitude into our relationship with God.
We believe the lie that we can handle the small stuff and we only need God's help for the big stuff. Think about the number of times you stopped yourself from praying because you felt silly or didn't want to bother God with something. Better yet, think about the last time you had a conversation with God that wasn't about a scary diagnosis, a natural disaster, or unforeseen tragedy.
It often takes a great need before we turn to God, and we should bring those things to Him. But God wants us to hear from us in all things, not just the big things. And our relationship with God is strengthened as we learn to rely on Him in all things, rather than waiting until we "need" Him.
How do we depend on God when we don’t feel like it? In Psalm 33, David sets a great example of how remembering who God is helps us depend on Him. He celebrates who God is by pointing out:
- His words are right and true.
- He is faithful.
- He loves righteousness and justice.
- He fills the earth with unfailing love.
- He made the heavens and earth with mere words.
- He has command over all the plans of all nations.
- He has given us an inheritance.
- He made us and cares for us.
- He is our help and shield.
- He is our hope.
God made us, loves us, and sustains us. When we depend on Him, He will see us through anything.
Often we think we’re trusting in God, but our words and actions show otherwise. What would our lives look like if we really believed that God is as faithful as David says He is in Psalm 33? What would we do if we knew we couldn’t lose in Christ?
- How do you feel about asking others for help? How does it make you feel when you have to ask God or others for help?
- What is one truth about God you need to remember this week? Find a verse and put it somewhere you can see it daily, like the bathroom mirror or kitchen fridge.