Have you ever heard from people or pastors that we are to rely not on ourselves but only on Him? Well, I know and have heard this, but today, I read it today and was astounded at how it was straight from the word--ha! Maybe I should have known the exact phrase is in the Word, but I am learning the more I have heard over time, has come from the best book ever! I am such a black and white person with teaching from the Word, I LOVE it when I see it right where it should be---God's written word.
So, here it is: 2 Cor 1:7-10---Paul is sharing how his troubles were for a real reason and he says:
8For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 9Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 10He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us.(G) On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.