Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of theLordunto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith theLordof 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?