Last night we attended a meeting in a nearby town and visited with my aunt, who is in the hospital there. She took quite a tumble. She landed on her face and it is black and blue. She thought she had a good handle on her walker but somehow the assistance of that contraption ended up throwing her. In the end the ambulance was called and she ended up in the hospital. We were all very concerned for her especially since she was 86. Nobody knew how injured she was or if she would recover. Thankfully she’s going to be fine.
Life has its ups and downs and we all have taken a spill at some time. The spiritual life can have its moments too. We feel that we’ve been let down so we fall into the floor in a heap. Sometimes we take quite a tumble. People see our hurt, pain, anguish and wonder if we’ll make it. We see the situation we’re in and we wonder too if we don’t just want to give up and give in. Someone may even pronounce over us that we’re doomed or done for. Without God’s intervention, these “accidents” will leave us wounded and dying and unable to recover. But with God, even those times we’re wounded seriously can be times of healing in Him.
Oh beloved, have you taken a tumble recently? Are you injured in your heart and soul? It may be that you thought you had sure footing only to find yourself flat on the floor with no means of escape or recovery. But God is with you! He didn’t cause the accident, He didn’t knock you to the floor. But in the condition you are in, He is ready and willing to lend you a hand and help you up. He will teach you how not to let things throw you. No matter the situation that life throws your way, you don’t have to remain injured. God heals every pain, every anguish, and every rejection in your life. He wants you to learn more about Him from it all, in spite of your desperate situation. He promises to give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. Your injuries may have seemed that they were going to do you in. Someone may have pronounced a grave outcome over you. But God not only heals, He sets you securely on high and He breaks every chain of the injury.
God loves you and He’s for you. This is why you can call on Him when you’re down and out, trust Him to heal your heart in spite of it all and regain your balance and walk in the Light of His Word always. Once you have been healed of life’s injuries, you know how to help others and encourage others in the process. You are destined to walk, to run and to skip over the high places and have joy in the journey as you live favored, blessed and redeemed no matter what.
Psalm 42:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.
Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
2 Corinthians 4:8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.
Psalm 146:5 How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.