When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. (Psalms 94:18-19)
We have all had that one “most embarrassing moment”. As for myself, I’ve have had several in my lifetime. There is one in particular that came to mind as I read this passage. I was at work, sleet had just started to fall and I walked outside, (for what reason I can’t recall). No problem. The problem came when I tried to go back into the building. The walkway was slightly inclined and during the minutes since I had gone outside, unknown to me, it had become a sheet of ice. As I stepped on the walk, my arms and legs went in many directions and I found myself laid out flat! Well, the harder I tried to get up, the more I slipped. I even tried crawling but that was no good either. Finally, with great humility, I called out for help, but no one came. I don’t know to this day if my co-workers didn’t hear me or if they were just enjoying the show too much to see it end (I suspect it was the later as I can only imagine the sight). After much effort, I managed to maneuver myself to the grassy area next to the walkway, stretch or crawl (again my remembrance is a little cloudy) and finally get to the covered stoop and back inside the building. Neither myself nor my co-workers ever mentioned the event – thankfully.
Ever feel like you’re on slippery ground? We’re all vulnerable. Just like that icy walk, slippery times can come upon us quickly and seemingly without warning. We hit the ice and flail about trying to regain our footing knowing that a fall is about to come and knowing that we are completely unable to prevent it.
But God is able.
God will hold you up. You don’t have to hit the ground hard, and you don’t have to wait upon the mercy of others; you can count on the mercy of GOD!
God will cheer you up. I just love this part, its something I’ve never thought about. When it gets too hard, not only does God hold you up, He cheers you up!!!! He reminds you of His goodness, His grace and His mercy.
In those hours of sleepless nights, you can lean on His promises. You can be assured, in the deepest recesses of your heart, that God is faithful to His word. In every situation, you can turn to Him and He will console you.
If you believe these words, tell the LORD, and give Him a praise offering. He is worthy.