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Learning to Lean on God

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How many times do we try to do all the work instead of leaning on God and staying dependent on Him?

My son kept falling so I told him to lean on me. Hi, I’m Renee Swope for Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Our family was snow skiing and ended up on a slope that was way bigger than we expected. My son Andrew, who was 8, kept falling and getting hurt. So, I decide to “ski him down.” I told him to stand in front of me with his skis in between mine and wrap his arms around my elbows. It was crazy and I was terrified, but I wanted to get him down safely.

Well, we finally got to the bottom of the mountain—alive. When I told Andrew I was proud of him for staying focused and for keeping his skis straight, he said, “Mom, you did all the work. I just had to lean on you.”

It made me think about how many times I try to do all the work instead of leaning on God and staying dependent on Him by leaning on His strength and letting Him guide me each day.

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