One of the Psalms says “I came so close to the edge of the cliff! My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.”
I’ve been there… to the place where temptations seem so strong that I’m sure I won’t be able to resist them, and everything I’ve lived for will be wiped away; or where doubts and fears enter my mind and I wonder if it’s all a myth.
In those times, the only thing I can do is be honest with God. In fact, another Psalm describes just that: “I cried out, “I’m slipping!” and your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.”
So far, admitting my struggles – either in quiet contemplation or by shaking my fist in the air with screams – has brought His love and support. The edge of the cliff, for me at least, is a great place to meet God.