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Faith Implies Helplessness.  Let me say, first of all, that this faith means utter inability and helplessness before God.  At the bottom of all faith there is a feeling of helplessness.  If I have a bit of business to transact, perhaps to buy a house, the lawyer must do the work of getting the transfer of the property in my name.  He must make all the arrangements.  I cannot do that work, and, in trusting that agent, I confess I cannot do it.  And so faith always means helplessness.  In many cases it means: I can do it with a great deal of trouble, but another can do it better.  But in most cases it is utter helplessness: another must do it for me.  And that is the secret of spiritual life.  – Andrew Murray