Feeling Like the Rope Just Isn’t Long Enough

at the end of my rope

There are some days when you just feel like you can’t climb out of the hole you’re in.  When the walls start to close in more and more and it starts to feel like you just can’t breathe.  I know that everything is not going to always go your way because that would be unrealistic to think that it’s supposed to work like that.

I know what people say about nothing worth having ever being easy.  I also whole heartedly believe that when all is said and done God is not going to bring me to a place that he doesn’t feel I can’t pull myself out of (with his help of course).  Having said all of that, it doesn’t make it any less stressful and challenging to actually have to go through all of the trials and tribulations that it takes to get to the destination that I am meant to get to in the end.

There are some days when I feel like I don’t have a support system and like I don’t have anyone in my corner and some days that feeling hurts more than others.  I feel like I’m walking on this entire journey all by myself.  Perhaps that’s how it’s supposed to be but it sure does feel lonely at times.  I guess you have to know how to walk alone but it sure would be nice to have a walking buddy at any given point on the path.  Then I have to remind myself (and keep reminding myself repeatedly) that I am not the only one walking this path because God is with me, leading the way.

There are those who don’t have to constantly remind themselves that they aren’t walking by themselves on the way to their destination because they don’t have so much worry and they don’t get afraid of being left to go it alone.  Then there are those like me, who are terrified that I won’t pick the right door or the right path, and that I won’t make precisely the right decision.  I get worried but it’s not because I don’t believe in the path that God has for me, but rather because I don’t want him to give up on me.

I get to the end of that rope and sometimes it just doesn’t seem like it’s long enough.   I keep forgetting the things that most people never forget, that I am never walking this path by myself because there are always those second set of footprints in the sand.  So if you are anything like me, afraid that you will somehow not be able to pull yourself up and like the rope you were handed just might not be long enough, just remind yourself today that you are not alone on your journey.  God is always there leading the way, you just have to trust that he will never guide you in the wrong direction and he will always be on the other end of that rope to pull you back up.


Jimmetta Carpenter


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4 thoughts on “Feeling Like the Rope Just Isn’t Long Enough”

  1. Thank you for reminding me that I am not only one going through moments like this. We may not have the same issues to address in this life but I can very well relate to your article. 🙂

  2. I like this post! I’ve learned that sometimes we feel lonely at the end of our rope and God allows this on purpose. He wants us to know that he is more than enough all the time. We usually don’t remember this until we have moments like these. Thanks for sharing!

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