It's funny how quickly I become dependent on things or people other than Jesus. I'm thankful for God's subtle and other times HUGE reminders of my need for Jesus and dependence of him.
Quitting sugar (it's kind of hard), buying a home (my heart easily becomes discontent with things I feel like we need to have for the home), my husband who travels for work (I don't know how military wives or families do it) and my inability to overcome my anxiousness in the midst of all these things reminds me of how frail and needy I am.
We live in a culture that screams "INDEPENDENCE." As much as I love to be independent (mostly due to my selfish and prideful heart), it seems counterculture to be dependent on the Lord. Even in the name of Jesus, Christians look to themselves to be their own savior, they put their hope in things that fade and freak out when things don't go their way, me included (More often than not).
As I think about our dependence on something (SOMEONE) much greater than ourselves, I cling to John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."
Today, I am thankful for this promise. In the hustle and bustle of life, God is good, and my dependence on Him brings me much joy and freedom knowing that I'm not left to myself to figure things out.