Dianne and I have been enjoying Nancy Guthrie’s Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow. At the end of each chapter she imagines Jesus talking to us, using scripture as the basis for the narrative she creates.
I particularly appreciated this picture of sweet dependence on Jesus:
When you pray, pray like this: “Give us today the food we need for today.” And then come to me asking again tomorrow. You see, I want you to learn to depend on me on a daily basis. While the world celebrates independence, I bless dependence. . .
You will never find me lacking when you come to me. As you learn to depend on me more and more, and as you discover over and over again that I can be enough for you, you will begin to rest in my provision for you. You’ll have less fear about whether or not I will show up tomorrow with what you need. You’ll discover how blessed it is to hunger and thirst for me, and find me fully satisfying.
Adapted from Matthew 6:11; 2 Corinthians 1:9; Exodus 16:4; John 6:32-35; Matthew 4:4; 5:6; 6:32-33.
Nancy Guthrie, Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, p. 121.