Did you see the pattern in verses 5-7 or am I imagining it?

Trust in the Lord, not on yourself. v. 5

Our way is made straight when we acknowledge God. v. 6

Don’t be in awe of yourself, be in awe of God. v. 7

Why are we so prone to think we can do things on our own, can figure it out, know all that we need to know, can fix ourselves? Why do we reject help and wisdom and correction? Why do we think we are self-sufficient? Why do we think we are god?

When I look at the mess of my life and the lives of others around me and compare that to a sunset, the stars or a tornado why don’t I yield my willful spirit to God and allow Him to fix all my messes and lead the way?