Luke 18:27 (MSG)
“No chance at all,” Jesus said, “if you think you can pull it off by yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it.”
Jesus is reminding us here that we cannot do things in our own strength.
Although we are tempted to push and strive we will just end up disappointed and stressed because we are coming up against God’s desire to help us.
Imagine a father desiring more than ever to buy his son his first car. The colour and model are exactly what the son likes and the father longs to surprise him with it knowing he will be overjoyed.
But what if the son does not accept the father’s gift and decides instead that he would work overtime to pay for it himself. Soon, the son realises he can’t possibly work hard enough to pay for it and with regret, wishes he had taken up His father’s offer.
We must believe God’s Word and take up His offer. If it is God’s promised gift, and we trust Him to do it on our behalf we will be able to see things that would otherwise have been impossible come to pass.
What is in front of you that you know you can’t do on your own?
Don’t even try. That’s right, you can’t aside from Him no matter how hard you try.