The road to spiritual, mental and physical healing is often long and difficult. Sometimes it takes us through long periods of dark days and long 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 abilities.
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 make 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 testimony and witness to the grace of God would be too late - he outmaneuvered Satan. When he realized that his foot was slipping he called on God 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.
Prayer: Father, help us to realize that our strength is limited and Yours isn’t. May we learn to depend on You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 94:18 If I say, “My foot slips,” Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.