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Five Minute Friday: Fall


A man’s goings are established of Jehovah;
And he delighteth in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For Jehovah upholdeth him with His hand.
Psalm 37:23-24

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Though [I] fall, [I] shall not be utterly cast down;
For Jehovah upholdeth [me] with His hand.  

I love this verse.  Doesn’t it give such hope?  It can seem as though we are in the deepest, endless pit, yet, God is there, not letting the worst happen, though at the time, it sure does seem like the worst.  Several months ago, I shared with a friend about concerns over another’s decisions and where that person was heading.  I asked, should I just let them fall in pit without giving any help?  The response was, I may need to, but God is there too, at the bottom of the pit.  As Believers, we can be heading the wrong direction, but God is there at the end, willing to turn us around and set us straight.  

And we won’t be “utterly cast down”.  This makes me think of a parent who just is at the end of the rope with a rebellious child, and is ready to scream, “I give up . . . I am done!” and wants to walk away.  God is the perfect Father who will never turn away to reject.  He won’t give up.  He keeps pursuing.  

I see the “utterly cast down” with a friend who was divorced.  The heart is so broken, so cast down upon, and the marriage was totally given up on, as one completely walked away to love another.  Sometimes the one left behind can barely breath, and is so lonely and rejected.  When ready to see that God can fulfill the loneliness and the missing spouse, it will be realized that Jesus never let go, and healing can begin.  

Everyday, we fall . . . sometimes it’s a quick trip over something that irks us and causes us to say or think wrong words . . . or the it can be the deep pit that we linger in long, and finally allow God to pull us out.  Either way, Jesus is there, rescuing us from the fall that He paid for on the cross.  So thankful!

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Joining Lisa-Jo and her Five Minute Friday.
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9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Fall

  1. Sometimes through falling is the only way to find the way up:) It’s so hard to let other’s fall – but sometimes it is the most necessary lesson – I am so glad He is not suprised and He is there waiting!

  2. Dear Loni
    I am so sorry to hear of your friend’s divorce. I don’t think we will ever know the utter cruelty of divorce. I can just think how hard it is when the other half of yourself is mercilessly torn from your life! Oh, what would we do without our Lord Jesus who always not only picks us up, but carry us when we cannot take one more step!
    Happy GMG.

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