One reason we can know that the Bible is not just a collection of fables and fairytales is due to the very real issues of life that it deals with. The Bible is not just filled with feel-good stories! There are many lessons in Scripture to teach us how to reach out to our Lord and Savior in our times of need. Nothing takes God by surprise!

Let’s look at John chapter nine as Jesus heals a man who was born blind.

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. – John 9:1-7

Whatever you are going through, no matter how difficult, stay strong in the Lord and remember that God wants to reveal His glory in you! Remember His grace is sufficient to carry you when you cannot walk.