I learned a hard lesson.

The verse “It’s not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit” is so true!

Several times I tried to format a widow’s tract and when I tried to save it, it wouldn’t save. I’m not sure how many times I started over with determination that I would get it done, but there were several interruptions such as wanting to update my program.

When I finally finished the tract and tried to save it again, it totally disappeared!

I can verify that the verse in Zechariah 4:6b is true-not by might-I had tried to bulldoze through it, but it didn’t work.

The next day, my son did a remote and he didn’t find any security issues. We were both puzzled about what happened the day before.

Have you found issues in your life, dear widow, that were totally out of your control and you wondered what was going on? It might be that your area of frustration happened with a family member who proved unreasonable even though you tried to be a blessing.

Although I prayed for the Lord to protect my work, it didn’t happen like I wanted it too. What was my takeaway? The Lord let me work harder with my frustrated and determined spirit to reach my goal, because I wanted it done now—meaning yesterday! He wanted me to learn to lean on Him with a willing spirit, and do things in His timing. He waited, then worked all things for my good.

He is always trying to teach me something—when I listen. Usually I want to get it done, printed, and move on to the next project.

It proved a hard lesson that day. Hopefully, I learned it well—it’s not by might.