One of the basic requirements of Boy Scouts is that you learn how to tie knots. I flunked knot tying. It is only because of the grace of my scoutmaster that I was able to move on. I may be the only Eagle Scout who still can’t tie a decent knot. I often hear people say, “I am at the end of my rope.” By that, they mean that they have used up all of their energy, physically, emotionally, and spiritually trying to figure out or solve some problem and nothing is working, and they are at the end of their rope. Have you ever been at the end of your rope? Someone once gave me three things to remember when you get to the end of your rope. First of all, remember that the rope is longer than you think. And secondly, because the rope is longer than you think, just tie a knot in it and hang on. God has a way of bringing good out of all those things that seem so hard for us. He might not act on your time table, but He will act for your good, so just hang on. The third thing is, because the rope is longer than you think, just tie a knot in the end of the rope and remember that God has hold of the other end, and He will never let you go. Ponder those three things if you find yourself at an end of the rope today.
– Dr. Tim Thompson