When we are in trouble, we all too often try everything and everyone we can think of, and then, when we are completely desperate and can think of nowhere else to turn, we resort to you.
How much better off would we be if we would abide in you? How much better could we deal with the challenges of life if we would develop our relationship with you so that we always know that you are with us to help us, to guide us, and to strengthen us?
We are grateful that you abide in us. Help us to abide in you rather than to resort to you.