Posted by: reveriewithgod | May 15, 2013

88 – We May Stumble

“Those whose steps are guided by the Lord, whose way God approves, may stumble, but they will never fall, for the Lord holds their hand.” Ps 37:23-24 (New American Bible)

      It’s like walking with a child, if he trips and you have his hand, you just lift him a little and he swings back to his feet, and you assure him that he is ok. If he refuses to take your hand and falls, you will try to comfort him while admonishing him for not taking your hand. God wishes for us to be His children, and His hand is always offered. The stubborn child, who often refuses to reach up and take the hand, will fall because of arrogant pride and independence, and then, blame God for his scrapes, bruises and for not catching him. God is always willing to forgive us for our arrogance, even though we may reluctantly take responsibility for our actions.

“Consider how he [Jesus] endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.” Heb 12:3-4 (NAB)

      God gave us free will to choose between good or bad behavior; the secular world says we have the right to choose bad behavior, but there is no God given right or privilege in doing so. It is just self-destructive and we should understand that. Jesus endured great pain to insure that God’s hand could be there for us, to give us security and hope for our journey to eternal joy. The pain we might encounter to follow God’s will has no comparison with the sacrifice Jesus made. Yes, we may stumble, but God is willing to swing us to safety. However, we have to be willing to reach up and hold His hand in order for Him to do that. Like a parent, He asks so little from us and is willing to give us so much. He knows we may stumble, that’s why His hand will always be there, if we’d just take it. If we lose faith or trust in His helping hand, we will stumble and fall.

Dennis Higgins (28 March 2013)

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  1. Now posted nearly 100 reveries, from “Christ is a Conservative” to “We May Stumble”. Each is worth a thought.


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