Sometimes God doesn’t rescue you. Sometimes He gives you the tools you need to rescue yourself.

I got stuck in a snowbank the other day. A man let me borrow his shovel, but didn’t do the work for me. I was actually glad, because when the job was done and my car was free, I felt a great sense of exhilaration knowing I was strong enough to help myself. I wouldn’t have had that feeling if I had stood off to the side and watched someone solve my problem for me. It was a great gift.