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Isn't this true in our spiritual lives as well? When our hearts are burdened, when we have troubles or problems which are clearly beyond our ability to manage, we more easily turn to the One upon whom we should cast all our cares. In those times the Lord seems not only present in our lives, but as David said, "a very present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1.)
When hiking in the woods for several days at a time we
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"Yet man is born unto trouble, upward."
What we have found is our troubles bring us even closer to the Lord as we depend upon Him. Sometimes it is in His eternal purpose in Christ Jesus to remove the burden. Sometimes He lightens the load. Sometimes it is His purpose for us to walk the path with the load centered squarely on our backs and to depend upon His strengthening, His empowering, His guiding to see us safely along the way.
"And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for My strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9
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