Every Friday I join a group of writers and we only write for five minutes. No edits. No revisions. Set the timer. Write. Stop. Publish. Join the fun and read more about Five Minute Friday here.
Today’s prompt is: DEPEND
Let me depend upon the Lord of my portion. I read Psalm 16, which I love because it talks about how God is my portion – all that good comes from Him. Enough. Portion is exactly what we need. The right does to depend upon.
When I stretch and wake each morning, maybe I forget I already have enough. Maybe I try and pray for grace, for kindness, for patience, for strength to hold my day together. The Lord will already hold it Goethe for me. Stop striving. I need to pray for stillness. A dependence.
Too much independence is dangerous, and will find me stressed and missing out on my life. I pray for God’s portion, but I have it. I can also depend upon other people. I’ve been burned, hurt, and disappointed by other people in my life – so I’m hesitant to depend upon anyone. But verse three in Psalm 16 says David delighted in the saints of the land.
I can find joy and happiness and strength from cultivating community. If I’m not delighting in the other Christians around me, we are doing something wrong. I’m not doing friendship right. I’m missing out on God’s purpose for community.
We can depend on each other. Not for our souls or deep hurts, but we can depend upon each other for strength and joy for this journey. We can lock arms with a few, stretch out a helping hand, even if we are still bleeding, and lift someone up out of the pit. We can send a card. We can write a message on Facebook.
See, friendship is more about giving than depending. I don’t need to depend on others to fill the voids, but I can reach out and find when I heal God is ready to heal me too.