God’s ways of deliverance are often unconventional.  God often does not use the world’s methods to accomplish His purposes.  Consider the words from Hosea 1:7:

“…I will save them by the Lord their God. I will not save them by bow or by sword

or by war or by horses or by horsemen.”

Clearly, the world employs the arm of strength to win its battles.  The words, “bow, sword, war, horses, and horsemen” all apply to how mankind solves their problems.  Yet, God in this passage states, “I will save them by the Lord their God.”

We typically do not want that kind of deliverance because we don’t understand it.  Uses of our power are completely common to us, and that is why we continue to believe that they will work. The truth is, we can accomplish some things by working hard, but God often reserves some things in our lives that only HE can solve.  As He states in Isaiah 55:8—“…My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, declares the LORD.”

God’s Word is true.  He proves Himself over and over, and He does this to prove to us that He is trustworthy.  There are certain problems in life that God will not allow us to solve in our own strength because HE wants to prove to us just how strong He is.

What problem(s) have you been fighting in your life that you are not winning?  What issue is God trying to teach you is beyond your ability to solve?  You will never solve them in your strength.  Some of life’s knots can only be untangled by placing them FULLY into God’s capable hands.

What do you need to surrender to Him?

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