Until we understand that ‘without God, we can do nothing we will forever exhaust ourselves in futile battles.
All life is a hard life without God. Every task, without the involvement of the Holy Spirit, is overwhelming. The help of man feels useless.
The battles we face, the difficulties we come to over and over again are not there to hurt us, but to reveal the holiness of God.
When we face life with God, when He is our help and shield, when God is all we have, He becomes all we need. We stand fierce with Him on our side and all self-confidence and self-defence shrink leaving all the glory to Him who deserves it all.
All fear is but the attention on ourselves, faith on the other side stands on the shoulders of the saviour. There, real confidence and courage reside.