When we are scrambling around during tough times, trying to figure out what to do, our minds have a tendency to dream up all sorts of unlikely scenarios. Money woes, for instance, might prompt us to imagine an out-of-the-blue phone call from a billionaire like Bill Gates, offering to bail us out. Medical problems can get us daydreaming about an invitation to come consult—for free, of course—with the world’s foremost specialists at a place like the Mayo Clinic. Bottom line—what we want most in times of trouble is understanding and help from someone with the power to deal effectively with our situation. God offers precisely what we want and need. He knows our every weakness and cares about them. We can trust that when we seek him for help in a situation, he’ll care enough to do something about it. God's Promise to Me • I understand your weaknesses. • I want you to come boldly into my presence. • I will give you mercy and grace in your time of need. My Prayer to God Lord, you know my weaknesses and the temptations I face. You are never too busy for me. Thank you for the total, unhindered access I have to you.