The Lord calls you to submit to Him. He is not like a ‘boss’, who manipulates or humiliates you for weakness or failure. He is a father who has compassion on all He has made.
But He is also the LORD ALMIGHTY, the LORD our KING. Pride has no place in his presence.
Knees must hit the floor.
It is from that place of submission and ‘defeat’ that He can build you up once more. He will build you strong, with foundations that are solid and secure in His love.
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.