Years ago, we decided to double the size of our house to accommodate our growing family. Part of the plan was to extend the kitchen and dining room to make a walkway to the new family room. This extension and the family room required extensive knocking out of walls, and tons of digging up of dirt and reinforcing all kinds of mysterious things I didn't understand. What I did learn about is the foundations. It took longer than anyone could predict. It was messy and sometimes seemed endless.
So much has been forgotten about this necessary part of building that I want to moan and cry. We see great works fall down easily without prayer.
God's ways are not man's ways. A work for the Lord is only as strong as the ongoing real, heartfelt prayer of the saints.