It’s the point right before a breakdown. The point where you are still holding it all together but your mind is racing and you just don’t know how much more you can handle. It might be a hectic schedule, lack of sleep, deadlines, financial woes, relationship problems, or any number of things. You deal with them as they pop up but they don’t seem to fully leave. Instead, all these problems, the big and the small, pile up on top of each other until the weight is so great that just one tiny pebble of worry or a single grain of doubt will send you crumbling beneath it all. It’s the verge of a complete meltdown. The verge of feeling completely broken inside. And the devil loves it.
The devil loves to see us piling on worldly trouble after worldly trouble. He likes to see our lives become so hectic that we neglect time with God in prayer. He wants to watch us become so weighed down by it all that we feel broken. Like a failure. Like we aren’t important. Aren’t needed. He waits for us to tip over the edge and go crashing down. And then he swoops in with his evil lies. Lies about how we’ve failed. Lies about God abandoning us. Lies about where to turn next.
But there is One far greater than the devil and that is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He doesn’t fill us with lies or drag us down, but instead lifts us up. Instead of waiting for us to fail and watching us crumble, He reaches out His hand to us to help us through it. To show us where to turn next.
One place we can always turn is the Table of the Lord. Through the astounding miracle of the most Holy Eucharist at each Mass, we are experience the True Presence of Christ. Not a symbol, but truly and wondrously the Precious Body and Blood of Our Lord. What an amazing gift we have been given! Despite our sins, despite our failures, our Lord died for us. Through Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament and through Holy Communion, we are able to spend time with Christ in a very real, very personal, way. This time spent with God through the Eucharist is the lifeline that pulls us from the edge. By attending Mass weekly and participating in this most sacred Sacrament, we renew our spirits and are pulled back to His arms. The Eucharist is love, peace, and healing. We may feel like we are on the verge of breaking, but our God will not let us fall. We are never so broken that He cannot heal us.
Life is full of troubles. Some big and some small. God does not promise us that this life will be easy. But He is there for us through it all, waiting to relieve our troubles and lighten our load. He comes to us through the wonder of the Holy Eucharist to fill our spirits with His love, His hope, His joy, and His peace. The Eucharist contains a love so pure and so strong that it chases away the fears, the doubts, and all the troubles the devil wants us to dwell on. Jesus cleanses our spirits, renews our minds, and refreshes our souls. The devil wants to break us down. But the Lord wants to lift us up! Our God wants to relieve us of our worries and troubles that weigh on us. Our loving Father rescues us from the verge of brokenness and fills us with His wondrous and everlasting love.