A couple of years ago we had the worst drought here in Missouri. The ground was hard and tough. This tender little green plant grew anyway. Why? Because I nurtured it. I went out in the early morning hours and fed and watered it. After the heat of the day, I went back and gave it another drink. I can't say we had a bumper crop that year but our garden did survive.
Some evenings I would go out to the garden to see my tender little plants stuck to the ground, all dried out and withered. I would slowly spray the plants with cool refreshing water and they would perk up once again. Eventually the plants got stronger and could take the heat of the day but I still had to water each and every day that year because of the drought. That little plant was at the mercy of the gardener's hands. If I had missed one day it would have withered up and died.
It's like that in the life of a believer in Christ. Our ability does not reside in us but in the Master who waters, feeds, and nourishes us. None of us are exempt from the punches that life throws at us. Storms are always going to brew up to threaten our stability. He is the Master Gardener that can sustain us. We can say with the Apostle Paul ~ We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed: we are perplexed, but not in despair. Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed. (2Cor. 4:8-9)
Many travelers through life have gone through deep waters of pain and suffering. We can have complete confidence that whatever comes our way that God's grace is sufficient. We can celebrate that in our weakness He is made strong. Our God is bigger than any problem that we are facing today.