Unless God is with us, all will be in vain (Nisi Domius Frustra)
12-1-2022 Wednesday 11:15am #98
Unless God is with us, all will be in vain is the Motto of Chelsea football club.
It shows that Chelsea has Emmanuel (Emmanuel- God with us)
Unless God is with us, all is in vain. This ancient Hebrew saying should be etched into our hearts, most certainly into the hearts of all who consider, or have considered, suicide.
There have been many times when I have found myself extremely tempted to give up on life. But as soon as I let myself imagine a future without God in it, I realize that that would be a future of vain pursuits with no fulfillment. As the above saying says, unless God is with us, all is in vain.
Without God, all is in vain. This is the way it should be, because history is filled with men and women who assumed that they could do it all by themselves.
This is a great mistake, because we are not capable of doing it all by ourselves. However, when we admit our weaknesses, when we admit that we need God to be with us, then our lives become very different from what they were before.
Unless God is with us, all is in vain
In many languages, the words for "unless God" or "without God" are simply an expression of the word "in vain."
"In vain" is the word the Bible used in this verse to remind us that everything we do apart from God is not worth doing.
This one thought - unless God is with us, all is in vain - it's so powerful! But it's also scary.
The idea within the quote is that without God, anything we do is in vain, or as in this case meaning our prayers are in vain. This quote has been used with different variations of it meaning, but the way I was taught it was to call it God's spirit.
When God is with us, all things are possible. When we realize that God has a plan and a purpose for our lives, we can begin to lay aside our doubts and our fears, and we can take those first steps of faith.
Regardless of what you believe in and what religion you are, I think this quote translates into anyone in a sense of doing something for a greater good. For example, helping someone out because you want to and not because you want the reward.
We all know the saying "behind every great man is a great woman" or "behind every successful man there is a supportive wife. Same way "behind every successful human, there is God.
It's powerful because when we realize everything we do apart from God is in vain, then we grasp how futile our own efforts really are. We begin to see how our petty motivations, selfish pride and misguided efforts are so powerless.
But this truth is scary too because it's a humbling thought. It shows us how much we need God to be with us in order to do anything worthwhile. It shows us that God is the key to every good work we will ever accomplish.
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Unless God is with us we can do nothing. Unless we are blessed by the Holy Spirit, we shall achieve nothing.
We were given a spirit of fear, not of self-confidence. How different it would be if the spirit that animated us were the spirit of love and confidence! To be afraid of failure - yes, to wish to succeed, to pray to succeed: that is natural. And yet this prayer, this desire of ours to succeed, what does it amount to?
Each of us have a dream in our heart. A dream to make an impact, to change the world for the better.
A dream to leave a legacy that reflects our values through our actions and the actions of others. A legacy we can be proud of. Nothing is more powerful than puting God first.
There are those that believe all can be done through hard work, discipline and sacrifice; yet they do not acknowledge God's presence as an important component towards success.
Without God, all is in vain
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This year , all articles I read point towards me living a holy life and being close to God ... my hopes and needs should be Brough to him and he will provide With God , all things are possible