Do you ever find yourself so low that picking yourself back up is not even an option? If you answered yes then you fall into the category of human nature. The problem is when we depend on our own human nature to lift us back up, we are believing we can do the things Jesus can. Do not get me wrong we all have the ability to put a smile on someone’s face. However, we can not enliven a spirit on our own. Any gift we have comes from Jesus himself including brightening someone’s day. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” James 1:17. Picking ourselves up from a hard place seems impossible because it is impossible. We must trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to pick us up,”For with God nothing shall be impossible” Luke 1:37. The moment we accept the gospel truth that we need God to be our father and comforter then we can rest in his abilities and promises. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” Matthew 11:28-30. His word is our truth, his spirit is our guide, his son is our savior, and his blood washed us clean. There is power in his name alone, which is why we must rest in him only. One of my grammy’s favorites poems and now one of mine is the poem titled Footprints In The Sand by Mary Stevenson. The poem glowingly explains what it is like to have Jesus carry us in times of sorrow and despair. Jesus cares for his own, which is why we must not trust in ourselves, but in him. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19.