Without God, the creator of the universe, there is nothing. He is all that matters and we are nothing without Him. In 1 Corinthians 3:7 Pauls says, So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. God chooses to use us to impact His kingdom. But without His active participation nothing happens. We must be thankful for His hand in all things, from the simple to the complex.