“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.” (Psalm 71:5-6)
Yes, we are dependent. The man thinks himself strong and without need. The woman feels protected and has what she needs. Both are in denial that from birth, before birth, the Lord created us to be dependent upon Him, for we are. When we awaken to the fact we are His, we are comforted, for God is love and is always there to uphold, uplift and guard against the wickedness of this age.
Lord, in the wickedness of this age I turn against you, the very One who is my rock and shield. I was taught from my earliest years of You but turned my back. Bring me back into right relationship that I may learn again to trust, love, thank and praise You. Teach me again that upon You alone may I lean. Create in me a clean heart and renew in me a right spirit to live as I have always been meant to live.
Lord Jesus, You have come to reestablish our created relationship with You. Guide me by Your grace to be rebuilt into what I was made to be. Lead my heart to pursue those things which are right and fitting. Teach me how to praise in season and out of season. Guide me in becoming like You that I may overcome the obstacles of wickedness and become the righteous person I was created to be. Amen.