Christian faith is not neurotic dependency but childlike trust. We do not have a God who forever indulges our whims but a God whom we trust with our destinies. A Christian is not a naïve, innocent infant who has no identity apart from a feeling of being comforted, protected, and catered to but a person who has discovered an identity given by God that can be enjoyed best and fully in a voluntary trust in God. We do not cling to God desperately oft of fear and the panic of insecurity; we come to Him freely in faith and live.
To you I lift up my eyes,
O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant
to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
til he has mercy upon us.