We think we don’t need help. We can do it ourselves. God’s help is not needed. We want to be independent, not dependent. Our pride gets in the way. I know mine does.
We will ask if we don’t have something we want or if we can’t do it ourselves. Otherwise, God tends to be our Genie in a bottle.
That isn’t the way of God. Like David, I need to get my feet back on the trail and follow God’s orders. I must remember God has a plan. I need to focus on what God wants, not what I want.
God has promised so much. His love fills the entire earth. There is no end to it. God is good.
Because you have satisfied me, God, I promise to do everything you say. I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile, be gracious to me just as you promised.
When I took a long, careful look at your ways, I got my feet back on the trail you blazed. I was up at once, didn’t drag my feet, was quick to follow your orders. The wicked hemmed me in—there was no way out— but not for a minute did I forget your plan for me. I get up in the middle of the night to thank you; your decisions are so right, so true—I can’t wait till morning! I’m a friend and companion of all who fear you, of those committed to living by your rules. Your love, God, fills the earth!
Train me to live by your counsel. | Psalm 119:57-64 (The Message Bible)
May I humble myself and ask.
May I beg for His help.