Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. – Psalm 127:1
“I think I can! I think I can!” Just keep saying it, right? How many times have we heard a retelling of ‘The Little Engine That Could’? You’ve got this, right? All we need is more will power, right? We can do anything we set our minds to…right? But eventually we are faced with the sobering reality that the Little Engine That Could, CAN’T.
The world may tell us that we can do it on our own, but throughout the Scriptures and even through our own experiences, we’re told, we desperately need God.
“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13