To him who is able to keep you from stumbling.
It was a cold, rainy day after the wedding at Glenorchy, and my mind was focused on getting fback into the church to begin to tidy up. The next thing I knew I was on the ground, my upper left leg turned inward and the lower part turned outward. Nothing was broken, but I was in pain. The pain would get worse as time went by and, here we are, almost three months later and I'm still wearing the brace.
Who among us hasn’t taken a spill of some sort? Wouldn’t it be nice to have something or someone to keep us on our feet all the time? While there are no guarantees of sure-footedness in the physical sense, there is One who stands ready to assist us in our quest to honour Christ in this life and prepare us to stand joyfully before Him in the next.
Every day we face matters that seek to divert us, confuse us, and entangle us. Yet, it’s not ultimately through our own efforts that we remain on our feet as we walk in this world. How assuring to know that when we hold our peace when tempted to speak angrily, to opt for honesty over deceit, to choose love over hate, or to select truth over error - we experience God’s power to keep us standing (Jude 1:24). And when we appear approved before God when Christ returns, the praise that we offer now for His sustaining grace will echo throughout eternity (v. 25).
Reflect & Pray
Father, thank You for Your constant care for our souls.
Heavenly Father, I pray for the strength and wisdom
to stand firm in the faith through the trials
of this and every day.
In Jesus name I pray. AMEN.