This is a serious subject so I will start with a silly example. I am too fat and I know I need to lose the weight. Therefore I know I have not done all I can do because it remains visible every morning in the mirror. ha. My point is there are some things and situations where we cannot say we have done all we can do but there are also other situations where you have done all you can do. The question is what do you do when you have done all you can do?
The list is long but several situations that come to mind. You have done all you can in your marriage, you have done all you can to change your husband. You have done all you can medically. You have done all you can to help your child. You have done all you can to get rid of anger, jealousy, strife, resentment yet it is still a part of you. You have done all you can to fix a relationship. You have done all you can to improve your job situation etc etc. Again, this list could go for several more pages.
The bible says that once you have done all you can do to stand, stand therefore. Pretty simple right? When you have done all you can, that is all you can do. If I was writing that passage of scripture I will add at the end, stand therefore in him. What I mean is to stand in his grace, his plan, his forgiveness, his favor, his anointing, his wisdom and his understanding. When you have done all you can, do what the bible says and just stand therefore and rest in knowing God is in charge.
As equally with answering this question I think you also have to answer the question, what I do not need to you when I have done all I can. That answer is to give up. You don’t give up and you don’t go out and make some foolish decisions just because you can. You stay firm and stand firm. I am not advocating that a spouse should never leave a marriage. There are some situations that you cannot fix. What I am mainly talking about is the restlessness that comes during the period between doing all you can do and seeing the results.
So when you have done all you can do, I say, stand up (literally and metaphorically) and poke your chest out and say, By God I am here and I am not going anywhere. KT