One Step Away

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There is a longing in each of us to arrive to a certain point in life. A time when we no longer struggle. A time when we’ve got life all figured out. A time when we can just kick back and enjoy nonstop sunny days. I’m afraid what we’re searching for won’t be found this side of Heaven.

You see we’re imperfect people living in an imperfect world. Jesus said this life would be full of many trials and sorrows. That only through him could we find constant peace. Maybe that explains why when we look to anything other than him to fulfill us it only becomes one more thing that lets us down. It’s like we can’t get our hearts and minds to constantly realize without him we’re always one step away from falling apart.

For so long I’ve felt just one step away from collapsing. Just one step away from drowning in life’s stress. Just one step away from having more pain than I could ever bear myself. Just one step away from a total nervous breakdown.

But, somehow when we are weak, He is strong. When we are close to giving up, He shows up. He keeps giving us the grace and strength we need when we need it most. While we may feel one step away from the danger zone Jesus is always there to meet all our needs.

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”

(Psalm 46:1)

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