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The Christian’s life is not without its challenges. “In this world you shall have tribulation,” our Master has said (John 16:33). Jesus certainly faced severe circumstances, and then reminded His followers that “the servant is not greater than his master” (John 15:20). Sometimes the exigencies of life so work upon us that we ultimately find ourselves with depleted strength. If we have faced these challenges in our own strength, we will soon discover that our human reserves are spent.. Coming to the end of ourselves we will find that the only answer is spiritual in nature. We need to be “restored.