Psalm 94:18-19 – “I say, “My foot slips,” Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. 19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” NKJV
As most of you have discerned by now, I love the Psalms for they convey so many spiritual nuggets in such poetic language it is easy to remember and relate to. David, a man God identified as being after His own heart speaks from life experiences that most of us can relate to and is not afraid to expose his humanity.
I have cautioned young people who were considering full-time preaching ministry to Never stop being human. Too many that occupy the sacred desk in churches feel that they dare not expose the kinks in their armor or the people will turn on them, and sadly sometimes they are right, but I could never abide by that philosophy. I am human, I have struggles and difficulties and God has helped me overcome some pretty incredible things. I believe that should benefit others to know that the man they are following spiritually has and is facing some of the same struggles they are and point them to God.
David said, “If I say, MY FOOT SLIPS, Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.” I make it through life resting in the shelter of the Arms of God. When I am overcome with things that distress my life, I lift up my eyes to the hills and know that my help comes from the Lord and His comfort and strength bring renewed joy and strength to my life.
God is our “present help in the time of need,” but sadly too often we fail to remember that or allow His strength to flood our lives. We struggle and press to “do it” but there are times when we need to “cease striving” and just allow God to be God in our situation. We cannot do what God can do!
If you feel that your foot is slipping do not despair rather rejoice because God’s mercy and grace will hold you if you let Him. If you are overcome with anxious thoughts and concerns, do not despair but rather rejoice because God’s comforting strength will bring a renewal of joy to your soul if you will allow it. God wants to bring you out of the struggle and difficulty stronger!
Rejoice in the Lord today and rest in His grace! Blessings as you go through your day!