Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (KJV)
As I read the CB Daily Bible Verse once again this evening, I could not help but think about how often I completely disregard these words. Sometimes I am motivated by pride. I tell myself, "I'm a big girl so I can handle it!" The dirty little secret is I am not big enough to handle it. Not by a long-shot. In fact, usually the moment I attempt to take things into my own hands, I find myself flat on my back with the problem lying on top of me. Oops!
Sometimes I am motivated by fear. I know I am not big enough, strong enough or smart enough to handle things but I forget that God is. Instead of crying out to the Lord and clutching His hand, I am cowering on the path, shaking so bad, I can't see God, let alone hear Him.
Here's the deal. God never told me that I must stand alone. He never told me that I must be a beast of burden, staggering under my problems and issues. Instead His Word tells me repeatedly that I am never alone, He is the God who goes before me, He will never leave me nor forsake me, that He is my Helper and that I can cast all of my cares/burdens upon Him.
So why don't I? Why don't you?