John 5:7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Heaven help those who have no one to help them in the midst of their calamities. The inability to help one’s self is a very sad situation. Many find themselves despairing of life itself. Who then is to help them?
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Do you see God’s will in your walk with Him? I have seen others who clearly knew God’s will and walked away because it seemed too hard. Then I have also seen others who have answered the call only to find they didn’t have the strength to finish because they didn’t know it was going to be that hard.
Who can say with any confidence that they are able to stand and finish what they have begun? It is almost certain that the most difficult of work cannot be accomplished by sheer will. It takes a Helper for the helper, to be able to do that which we are too weak to do in our own strength.
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Paul learned this by experience. No one can say that the first time they are called into service. It is a thing learned.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Waiting feels like doing nothing the first time. Then you see the Lord at work in you and it becomes apparent that waiting on the Lord is doing the better part.