Kicking and clawing out of pit just makes the pit deeper......we can expect, because it is promised to His children, that the lifting will be gentle, on the wings of a dove...and He will raise us from our undoings, restore us to His Grace and Mercy and His spirit of Truth..... His grace is sufficient unto the day. When we think or feel otherwise we are pit digging......smiles.....:cross:
Guarding our mouths is certainly important SC.....particularily when striving to live a Chrsitian life with integrity
Proverbs speaks to the tongue and the problems we 'dig' for ourselves. Silence is golden might be a nice analogy reading Proverbs:
Proverbs 10:9 ....he who holds his tongue is wise Proverbs 11:12...a man of undersatnding holds his tongue Proverbs13:3 He who guards his lips, guards his life...... Proverbs21:23.......keeps himself from calamity
We need to make our words count; I find that after many years that while I am listening I pray, so that I may dwell less on what I might say, should say, or plan to say......so there is less of me and more of Him in the responses......... It is a sticky nut, the taming and bridling of our tongues........:dance:
If by that you mean trusting Him for every beat of my heart and everybreath I take- every step I take, my foot only falling where His Spirt leads- following the cloud of Hi spresence by day and the pillar of His fire by night in total and complete dependeance on Him for the strenght and results then the answer is yes!