Dependence

For most of us, asking for help is difficult. I really don’t prefer it; some of you may not as well. Yet, God lets us know time and time again that we need help. After all, He refers to us most often as sheep—the most difficult and demanding of any livestock on earth. Admitting need is really about overcoming pride, not losing our strength . . . ouch!

Here are some passages that I found comforting as I learned to depend on my Lord for help. Whatever your needs are today, take comfort from God and His Word.

When afraid Joshua 1; Isaiah 41
Bewildered Isaiah 55:8–9
Alone Psalm 13
Unsure of your direction Psalm 19; 37; 119
In suffering James 1; 1 Peter 1; 5; 2 Corinthians 1
Needing a promise from God Psalm 40
In weakness Psalm 18; 46
On a tough road Psalm 121
Doubt Lamentations 3
Seeking wisdom Proverbs (one chapter a day)
Authentic living James

Dear friend, let go of your desired independence, break the chains of pride, and search God’s truth for whatever your needs may be.

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Colleen Swindoll serves as director of Special Needs Ministries at Insight for Living. From the personal challenges of raising a child with disabilities (her third child, Jonathan), Colleen desires to offer help and hope through writing and counseling to those facing disabling and despairing trials.