Psalm 118:13-14 “I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.”
Have you ever watched a squirrel run along the top of a fence? The balance they display amazes me. I know they have their sharp claws to help cling to the fence but I am still amazed at their agility. I often picture myself walking this life journey on the precipice of darkness so much of the time. The danger of falling seems so real to me and yet I know that the Lord walks with me. When I am pushed and begin to fall the Lord is there to help me every time. He catches me and saves me. Verse 5 in this passage says the Lord set me in a broad place. I see the Lord catching me as I fall from the precarious balance on the top of the fence and placing me gently down onto solid ground. As I look with a new perspective I see that I have always been on solid ground, walking with the Lord. It was only my imagination that I was in such danger of falling into an abyss of darkness. The Lord is my strength and my might. His love is steadfast and as I walk with him, he will not forsake me. I give thanks to the Lord for he is good, indeed. I praise him because his steadfast love endures forever!
How often do I come to you with much ado about nothing? Thank you for calming my fears, real or imagined. Thank you for being my strength when I am weak and thank you for the knowledge that you are always there. You are my spotter waiting and watching lest I fall. I praise you today and I go into this day blessed by your love and salvation. Amen.