If you are at the end of your rope, don’t let go! Simply ask God for more rope! When we can’t take anymore the first thing we want to do is walk away and for some run away! We want to throw in the towel or throw the towel at someone! So what should you do when you need God to show up in specific situation? Well, check out David’s response to his measure of persecution in Psalm 143:7-10 (MSG), “Hurry with your answer, GOD! I’m nearly at the end of my rope. Don’t turn away; don’t ignore me! That would be certain death. If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you. Point out the road I must travel; I’m all ears, all eyes before you. Save me from my enemies, GOD — you’re my only hope [rope]! Teach me how to live to please you, because you’re my God. Lead me by your blessed Spirit into cleared and level pastureland.” David pled for God’s presence, guidance, refuge, and a desire to do God’s will. Notice that he didn’t asked for an elaborate vacation, a new life, a new job, a new marriage, a new family, or a day at the spa! David is not any different than any of us. He was 100% man but in many cases throughout his life he chose to place 100% of his trust in God. We are only 16 days in the start of this new century but, if you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot, hold on, and just ask God for more rope [hope] and continue climbing!!