person holding bird
Father God, thank You that we are co-mpletely dependent UPon Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. It is when we are co-mpletely dependent upon someone else that we are in distress! Someone else can’t “unstress” us, but Jesus CAN and WILL (BOTH). Many know this co-mpletely dependent upon someone else except Jesus as co-dependency and, on a more personal note, I would be one of those many. I am, however, a recovering co-dependent, hence this God Sonnet. Down here, everything in my life is truly superfluous. Everything I need is co-mpletely dependent UPon Jesus! Then and only then, every need for my success*** (or your choice [or not?] of other words listed below this God Sonnet). Join me today to live UP to and look UP to (BOTH) Jesus to be co-mpletely dependent UPon Him. Speaking of “down here,” I will not be co-mpletely co-dependent UPon nonhuman animals BUT, like the bird cared UPon human loving hands in the picture, I WILL by God’s WILL be co-mpletely dependent UPon Jesus to bring them out of harm’s way and UPon my human loving hands. Why? “He shall cover you with His Feathers, and under His Wings you shall take refuge; His Truth shall be your shield and buckler” (Psalm 91:4). Father God, may we bring BOTH humans and nonhuman animals out of harm’s way and UPon our human loving hands. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and UPon Name of Jesus Christ, the Name UPon every other name, including my own name. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are not co-mpletely dependent UPon Jesus. Amen.

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope [BOTH] in being co-mpletely dependent UPon Jesus this daily leavened bread.”)

You’re co-mpletely dependent upon them.

You’re co-mpletely dependent upon you.

You’re co-mpletely dependent UPon Him,

UPon Jesus, co-mpletely live UP to?

I’m co-mpletely dependent upon me.

I’m co-mpletely dependent upon you.

I’m co-mpletely dependent UPon He,

UPon Jesus, co-mpletely look UP to?

“Be co-mpletely dependent UPon ME!”

says Jesus. “Dependent down here, distress.

Co-mpletely dependent UPon ‘Who Be?’

UPon Me, every need for your success***.”

Everything down here is superfluous.

Co-mpletely dependent UPon Jesus?

***Been a while since I wrote a God Sonnet where a word chosen by me could be substituted for many other words. It happened here with “success.” Feel free to replace this word with any or all of these (or one of your own): Access, address, caress, confess, express, finesse, impress, obsess, process, profess, progress, recess, etc. You might indeed agree with the word I chose, “success,” and if so, thank you very much!👏

(picture by photographer, Ludovic François, available for free without copyright laws at


  1. I have the habit of being Co-mpletely dependent on myself…. It’s a trap. I strive to be Co-mpletely aware of and thinking about God.


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