how often through history the brittle thread of life has threatened to snap. but god's great purposes held and a life was spared. why? because god's blessed sovereignty was ruling and overruling all the time. in this way our lives fulfill his sovereign plans and glorious purposes.
"if the lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. when i thought, "my foot slips," your steadfast love, o lord, held me up. when the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul."