Sometimes life is so amazing that it just seems to carry you along on a magical journey. Sometimes, however, life is also so painful and overwhelming that you’re not sure you’re going to be able to take the next step, let alone walk your journey. That’s why you need God. God is always embracing you with a love that will never let go; working in you bringing transformation to form you into the kind of person God has created you to be; and guiding you with prods, connecting you with the right people at the right time and helping you experience abundant life in the midst of all life – good, bad and ugly. You cannot entice, control or direct God in what God is doing. It’s grace and grace is always a gift. But you can believe in it, seek it and hold onto it for dear life. Because, in point of fact, dear life is exactly what it is.