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Scripture – Psalms 118:13 (The Message)
“I was right on the cliff-edge, ready to fall, when GOD grabbed and held me.”

Observation – We make choices daily, some guide us toward the path God has laid while others lead us toward despair. But God is always there, ready to help us when we need Him most.

Application – I can think of so many times in my life when I have been on the “cliff-edge, ready to fall.” Each time, I was brought back from that edge to see things were not as bad as I once thought. But even more compelling is the thought that it’s when we are finally on our “cliff-edge” that we reach out to God finally. He never fails us. He wants us to cling to Him in times of joy and pain. Everyone has experienced a time when they are at the end of their rope. It’s how we deal with that moment that changes things. If we continue to try to do things on our own, falling off the cliff is going to happen and we plunge deeper to our “bottom”. But, if we rely on God, He will hold on to us even when we are not sure how to hold on to Him. It’s a leap worth taking when it’s a leap of faith.

Prayer – Lord, I am amazed by your love and strength. I have found myself so often on the cliff’-edge, ready to fall into a bottomless pit. In my past, I refused to reach for you, but you still held on to me. Thank you, Lord, for such perfect love. I pray for your presence to always be apparent both during times of joy and pain. Amen.