“When You Think You Can’t Go Any Further” note by me.
–Originally written as a comment in reply to the question “Have you ever gotten to the point where you thought you couldn’t go any further?”; shared here as a note; hopefully it will benefit one or many who read it–
In answer to your question: Of course, and it’s happened plenty of times and I can say without doubt that only God is the best recourse in those times. I think ‘recourse’ is a fitting word but I don’t mean that God is just an option to sometimes resort to when you run out of all your ideas and others’ ideas for hanging in there and try to go further in times of trouble or challenges. I mean God is the tried and true solution for us finite, imperfect not-almighty people.
It is wisdom to turn to Him at all times, not just when we’re feeling weak or need some help for this or that. God calls us all to trust in Him with all our heart, to consciously place our lives in His hands and surrender to His rule as our God and Creator.
We can all quickly reach the end of our rope, the end of our strength, the end of our patience, but then it won’t do any good to just believe in ourselves, to lean on our own understanding, no, no, then it’ll be the time for trusting God and praying for Him to help us because, well, we obviously need help. But God wants us to pray and turn to Him at all times, in good and bad, in easy and trouble, in dark and light days. He calls us to trust in Him because He’s the most worthy to be trusted, relied upon, hoped in, most dependable, most loving, strongest, the greatest in existence. It’s foolish to reject His help and love because of pride or whatever other reason. There’s no better source of life and strength and joy than God.
If we learn a little each day about how awesome God is and read more about Him as He revealed to us in His Word, our lives will not remain the same.