A confident, self-assured person once told me, “My secret for living is simply doing all that I possibly can —and it works!” Clearly, this individual hadn’t had the rock-bottom experience that I once had. My broken life became one big “can’t.” Trying to do “all that I possibly could” became impossible. My only hope was to find resources beyond my own.

God began teaching me day-to-day dependence on Him. Gradually I experienced the reality of what the author of Hebrews 11:34 described when he wrote, “Out of weakness [they] were made strong.” Soon, the apostle Paul’s testimony became mine: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13).

Dependence on God became my lifestyle. He was teaching me that He wanted to entrust me with His work and that He would enable me to do it. As I increasingly learned to trust Him, several humanly impossible ministries opened up to me. These challenges reminded me of the axiom: “It’s easier to do the impossible with God than the possible without Him.”

Are you feeling weak? If so, begin depending on God and His Word instead of yourself. As you do, your weakness will be the making of you, not the breaking of you.