"Childlike (Hindsight pt. 2)"

What can I say to you?

I see your hard work. I see your determination, your ‘never quit’ attitude. And does this make me proud?

What can I say to you?

On the one hand, I am glad, but on the other—I am not.

What can I say to you?

In the same breath, I see your “self-confidence,” your “self-effort,“ your "self-will." And you are exhausted.

What can I say to you?

Come and share in my joy! For I have a way that is more efficient...

So this is what I say to you...

“Come to me, all of you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on 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 to carry and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 LEB)

Yes, the actual work that needs to be done is of the Spirit, not of the flesh; by love, not of self.

So like the blind beggar, I "pray" you realize your utter dependence, and in this helplessness learn to depend on the One above. And in this hopeful trust, you will find rest.