The inspiration for this book came from a series of teachings about the trials that many people have shared with me. These trials , and the choices we make in the midst of our struggles, are dramatically affected by whether or not we have made space for God in our lives. Not just Sunday-morning space or Bible-study space or prayer-time space, but openness at the very center of our lives. Although we so often clutter and even squander the space God originally created in us, He still wants to live there. He is gently persistent, infinitely patient, unfathomably faithful. When we are ready and willing, if we allow Him, He promises to use whatever we make available. And God wastes neither time nor space: He will begin renovations as soon as He gets the go-ahead.