I’m sure that we can all think of a time in our lives when we have been hurting, weather due to a loss of a loved one, a nasty divorce, denial from a raise at work, or even being ignored by a friend. In the end, it may be something that you can work out or it may completely knock you off your feet and you’re not able to get up again. No matter how painful, Jesus presents us with a choice. 1 Corinthians 10: 13 says that when we are falling, he will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear and more importantly – – he will provide a way out so that we may endure. So, what’s your choice? When we fall, Jesus is there holding his hand out to pull us out of the muck and the mire of hurt, but we need to make the decision to reach out and actually take his hand. When we hurt, it’s tempting to instead turn to other things such as drinking, drugs, or just slipping away into a depression. Take a few minutes today to reach out and grab on to Jesus’s promise that he provides a way to healing and renewal — that He has an amazing plan for your life if you make the choice to walk His narrow path with Him. Sometimes healing is not pretty or fast, but if we allow and accept His love and guidance, there is no place too deep or dark for God to help you out of.