Perhaps you were praying over something for so long, and no matter how hard you try, it just wouldn’t come to pass. You did your best and tried everything to make it happen, but you always end up frustrated. If this is how you feel right now, then you’re in the right place. For this is a call to stop trying and start trusting God.
Since the fall of man, we have become our own god. And for many generations, we have followed a path apart from God’s guidance. Not until Jesus came, died, defeated death, and lived victoriously at the right hand of the Father. What Jesus did was a promising and selfless act so we could live a life free from the bondage of sin. However, our self-reliance often gets in the way of what God wants us to receive.
The problem is that we often forget about the power and victory of Jesus’ resurrection that sometimes, we still try to do things on our own. Because of what the world has taught us, our minds have been wired on the idea that God will only stay with us when we do good, when we perform well, or when we’re lovable or successful. This isn’t right. As one who has received salvation in Jesus, our weaknesses become our strength because of Him.
When Paul was suffering and felt overwhelmed by his weaknesses, he turned to God for strength.
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.” -2 Corinthians 12:8-9
It’s not that because we received Jesus, we could become super-humans who cannot feel pain or struggles. But whenever we go through trials, He promises that He will give us His grace and power to overcome.
Therefore, woman of God, stop trying and merely rely on your own capacity and strength. Above all, you should trust God. Be a God-dependent kind of woman instead of simply being independent. Do things in God alone because apart from Him, all else is vain.
“So He said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” -Zechariah 4:6