Saturday, September 11, 2021

An Important Warning!

The road to spiritual, mental, and physical healing is often long and difficult. Sometimes it takes us through periods of dark days and endless nights when it seems as though we are left to survive on our own. We struggle and strain and worry and work but it seems as though we will be left to our own designs.

There is great advice in today’s verse: “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ Your love, O Lord, supported me.” Before the Psalmist fell, he recognized that he was facing a situation, having to solve a problem, or making a decision that could have been disastrous to his well-being. So, he did not wait until calling on God was too late - that his need for the grace of God would be too late and be out maneuvered by Satan. When he realized that his foot was slipping, he called on God immediately, and God’s love supported him! He did not need to ask for forgiveness - he asked God to intervene immediately and sustain him.

As Paul brought his second letter to Timothy to a close, he must have had this verse in mind. “Timothy,” he wrote, “the Lord stood at my side and gave me the strength that I needed, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and that all the Gentiles might hear it.”

Paul recognized how important it was for him to depend on God’s strength and not his own. He knew that the battle was not his but the Lord’s. So, rather than let his witness be destroyed, He called on God. Who do you call on in times of need?  

Prayer: Father, help us to realize that our strength is limited but Yours is not. May we learn to depend on You before we slip, not after we fall. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ Your love, O Lord, supported me. Psalm 94:18

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