Everything seems sovereign over my

life except You, Jesus.  News, politics, my health, stock market, bond market, talking heads predicting the future.  When my eyes are fixed on these other sovereignties, I feel ALONE, like my life is UP TO ME to know how to navigate through everything.  And because You’ve grown me so-much-more self-aware these days, I’m easily overwhelmed, especially when I feel lousy.  But when Your Spirit freshly convicts me of my INdependence, I’m freshly undone, contrite, happily clueless-I-know-what’s-best-but-trusting-You-do, curious and expectant to see what You do NEXT, in me, others, circumstances.  Ahhh.  The future is not up to me, but up to You.

— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, always needing fresh conviction of the sin of INdependence, so he might have something seculars actually want

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