March 26, Your Efforts, God’s Help

Today’s reading: Psalms 126-130

“Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.” – Psalm 127:1

This verse requires careful consideration, otherwise you will misunderstand your responsibility to accomplish God’s will and produce fruit, and also confuse God’s role in the process. If you continue to “wait on the Lord,” you will do little or nothing. If you launch out impetuously, you will find yourself working alone without God’s help. The key is to do what you can do, all the while realizing if God doesn’t help you, your efforts are not enough. You never put your trust in your preparations or strength, no matter how substantial they are, because they are never enough without God’s help. It is almost as if you must do all you can and only then God will do what only He can do. Are you working hard and putting your trust in that? Or are you working hard but still putting your trust in God’s help?