– From My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers – February 27
“Suppose there is a well of fathomless trouble inside your heart, and Jesus comes and says – ‘Let not your heart be troubled’; and you shrug your shoulders and say, ‘But Lord, the well is deep; You cannot draw up quietness and comfort out of it.’ No, He will bring them down from above. Jesus does not bring anything up from the wells of human nature.
“When we get into difficult circumstances, we impoverish His ministry by saying – ‘Of course He cannot do anything,’ and we struggle down to the deeps and try to get the water for ourselves. Beware of the satisfaction of sinking back and saying – ‘It can’t be done’; you know it can be done if you look to Jesus. The well of your incompleteness is deep, but make the effort and look away to Him.”