“In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.” (2 Corinthians 1:9–10, NLT)
Soak your Heart
At times, circumstances can seem overwhelming. Sometimes this happens so God can teach us not to rely on ourselves. He wants us to realize that our sufficiency is from God. He wants to purge us of the leaven of trusting in self.