Sometimes life wears us thin.
Sometimes life wears us so thin that we feel like there is not much space at all between us and the various abysses into which we could fall: despair, hopelessness, fear, anxiety, and death.
Teach us and remind us and never let us forget that you are not only also on the other side of those thin places but that you are in them and on this side of them.
We thank you that when life wears us so thin that we sense that the chaos may break through to overwhelm us you are already there to hold us, to help us, and to save us.
So, as challenging and threatening as they are, we praise you for the thin places in our lives because in them we learn to throw ourselves into your arms and to trust ourselves into your care.