Nothing good happens unless God does it. In the words of the Psalmist, “unless the Lord builds the house, the workers, labor in vain.” (Psalm 127:1)
As humans we are unable to bring the type of change about which God desires. We cannot even change our own husbands or wives, as many try to do. In fact, we struggle to change ourselves, and even our own best effort seems to be constantly fruitless. Even in human areas, things not to do with Christ or the Kingdom, we struggle to effect any type of meaningful change.