Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"When We Fall"

"The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down." Psalm 145:14

"The Lord upholds all that fall." The Hebrew word for uphold here means to uphold, to sustain, to aid. So the Lord aids those who fall. He sustains them. He upholds them by His power and grace. He doesn't beat down those who fall. He doesn't condemn them. He doesn't turn His back on them. He doesn't belittle those who fall. When we fall during a time of temptation or weakness, the Lord doesn't walk away from us. Instead He lifts us up. He strengthens us. He brings help and aid to us. Though we fall we are not utterly cast down. When we fall, it is not the end of us.

Why do we think that God will turn His back and be done with us when we fall? When my daughter was little and learning how to walk, there were times when she would fall down. Even as she began to grow up there were times when she didn't do as well as she should have. There were also times that she knew better than to do some of the things that she did, but she did them anyway. Did I turn my back on her? Did I forsake and leave her? Did I give up on her? Did I condemn and beat her up about it? No. And the reason why I didn't is simple-- I love her dearly. Therefore, I want to see her succeed. I want to see her going forward in life. Did the mistakes she made always make me happy? No, but I still loved her. And my love for her compelled me to help her keep going forward.

If we will treat our own children with love and care, why do we think that God won't do the same with us? Evidently, we don't realize how much He truly loves us. We must not know that He is for us and on our side. He wants to see you succeed. He wants to help you when you fall. He wants to put you back on your feet and help you to learn to stand. He is not the one who condemns us. He does not turn His back on us.

Have you fallen? Let God pick you up. Let Him come to your aid. Let Him sustain you and help you to continue to go forward. He loves you and desires to get you back on your feet again.

Have a great day. God does not turn His back on us when we fall. He wants to help us get up.

For further reading:
Psalm 37:24; 118:6; 113:7
Hebrews 13:6

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