From The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings by Nancy Leigh DeMoss:
If we were writing the script for our lives, we probably wouldn’t assign ourselves the same tasks God has given us. We’d play it safe. We’d choose parts we could more easily manage. But by placing us into situations beyond our ability to handle, God allows us to experience something greater than our own feeble capabilities. We get the opportunity to “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might” (Eph. 6:10).