After lifting 7,000 pounds upon his back, Paul Anderson turned to the audience and said, “I am the strongest man in the world, but I can’t get through a single day without Jesus.” …without me ye can do nothing, said Jesus (Jn.15:5). I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, said Paul (Philippians 4:13). Why go to pieces when you can go to God for peace (Philippians 4:6-7)?
Has not failure after failure after failure taught you and me to call in greater resources than our own? 1
All of life depends on hidden resources. The great trees send their roots down into the earth to draw up water and minerals. Rivers have their sources in the snow-capped mountains. The most important part of a tree is the part you cannot see, the root system, and the most important part of the Christian life is the part that only God sees. Unless we draw upon the deep resources of God by faith, we fail against the pressures of life.2
“`I can – through Christ!` was Paul’s motto, and it can be our motto too.” 3
1 Charles Bridges
2 Warren W. Wiersbe
3 Warren W. Wiersbe