Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
Proverbs 3:5, NKJV
Somewhere in the magical life of a toddler, a child is able to walk only if they can hold on to someone. They are not leaning on their own strength for support. If they want to get where they are going, they must lean upon someone else. This need to lean often comes full circle in the later stages of life when we are forced to rely upon walkers, wheelchairs, and canes.
Between these two stages, we often believe we are capable of handling things on our own. What a tragically dangerous thought! “I’ve got this” is as false a sentiment today as it was when Satan first uttered it falling from the sky. It is prideful, presumptuous, and wrong. We reach our destination by replacing our self-sufficiency with Gods all-sufficiency as we lean upon His everlasting arms.