If I accidentally spilled a bag of dry beans on my kitchen floor, it would be hard to clean up, but I could do it.
With a broom and dust pan in hand, I could gather them all up in a few moments.
If I worked for a food outlet and I accidentally knocked over a pallet of dry beans in the warehouse while driving a fork lift, tearing several large bags open on the floor, it would be hard to clean up, but I could do it.
It would, however, take a while.
If I worked for a farming company and 2,000 pounds of dry beans going through a broken silo chute were accidentally spilled onto the ground, it would be tremendously hard to clean up, and I don’t think I could do it.
Not by myself.
In reality, I couldn’t do any of these things without God’s help.
It is God who would give me health enough to bend over and clean a kitchen floor.
It is God who would give me strength enough to clean up a warehouse floor.
All the things I have ever thought that I was handling by myself were actually being taken care of by me, with God right there with me.
Feeling self-sufficient and not feeling the need for God is not a choice that will ever serve any of us well.
As we encounter things in life that we can’t handle–things much more important than a silo of spilled beans–we realize that we need God.
We have always needed God, but we may not have always known that we needed Him.
When we do realize our need for God, we are drawn closer to Him.
We see more of ourselves as we truly are and more of God as He truly is.
We begin to admit our weaknesses as we being to declare His strengths.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.