All of us are “leaners.” Not learners, l-e-a-n-e-r-s. We prefer not to stand alone, facing the icy blast of life without someone or something to lean on, to support us. These self-styled crutches become our securities. To some, the crutch is finances; to others, it’s employment-a certain position at work. Many lean on their reputation or children or friends or some unique ability. Whatever, they are crutches. Human, ego-satisfying, and emotionally supportive crutches.
Then God moves in and begins an internal reconstruction process that rips away everything but Himself. The process is painful, but the result is beautiful. David too went through this process, just like we do.