independence: (v.) living in dependence on Jesus.
So often I don’t turn to God for help because “I should know this by now,” “I should be able to do this alone,” or “He doesn’t want to help me.” So many lies. I often condemn myself for weakness or having need when, according to Paul, I should delight in them.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
God wants me to come to Him with my burdens and weakness. He urges me to. He delights in helping me out. He created me that way—dependent on Him.
““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.””
Jesus’ love language is burdens. He feels so loved when you come to Him with your heavy load. He just can’t get enough of helping you out. So delight in your own dependence on God. Don’t despise it. God doesn’t. He desires you to be even more dependent on Him.