Have you ever looked back and wondered how you made it through something that seems impossible? From one side of the struggle, it seems impossible to make it through the loss of a parent or a child, but somehow you did. Or could you ever imagine that you’ll function on only a few hours sleep when your child is born? How do we make it through these extraordinary moments of our lives?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spoken quietly “God help me get through this.” Sometimes a supernatural strength or courage appears. Other times I am forced to a deep rest. All the times, He answers. The trick is remembering to ask before things get out of hand. Sure, God will answer our desperate cries … but I bet He’d answer if we asked before things got desperate too.