So often, perhaps too often in the past, we may have thought that the way of discipleship was one of peace and unbothered happiness. Instead, we learn that the path to salvation is through emptiness, the way of the crisis. A form of the Greek word "turning point in a disease which indicating either recovery or death." Surely then it is so often at these crisis points that we experience God loving us and saving us, when are wise enough to cry out to Him. Our desperation is good news when it turns us humbly to the Lord Jesus, our Rescuer, our Rock.
And so we pray for a continuing willingness to forget our foolish pride and to let go of any myth of self-sufficiency and give God our emptiness and neediness - always.