If you have lived long enough or deep enough, you know the feeling when the flood of life overwhelms you. When we come to the end of our own capacity to “hold it all together,” we cry out to God for help. Right when we think everything is falling apart, God is working to truly put us back together. Like the psalmist, we can pray for a time of favor. As God redeems us and restores us, he also upgrades our lives to a state of right order. Our priorities shift and reorder. Our energy focuses. Our passion and purpose align. Our hearts revive, and we learn that we never have to hold it all together on our own. We were created to lean on and rely upon God, in times of ease and comfort as well as in times of overwhelming struggle.
In his great kindness, he answers us with constant help.
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