It’s my turn to provide the devotions at our band practice tonight, so I thought I’d share will you what I will be sharing with the band – I have shared some of this in a previous post a few weeks ago.
Children play, they fall and scrape their knees, they cry, they get cleaned up, put a plaster on their cuts, and then they carry on soon forgetting they recently fell and hurt themselves.
If only every problem in life was solved as easily as that when we get older!
They say we get wiser as we get older, but do we really? Why is not as easy to pick ourselves up and carry on when we get older? Older and wiser…or older and more analytical of everything that happens, and, dare I say, less forgiving too?
We may fall many times in life sometimes because of what we’ve done, sometimes because of what others have said or done, and sometimes they just happen as part of life. What do we do when we fall or feel broken?
I often listen to music while I’m working, although it’s normally just a background noise that I don’t pay much attention to, but a couple of weeks ago I found myself stopping and listening to one particular song, as the words caught my attention. Since then, I’ve found myself listening to this song quite often, as it has given me the reminder I needed:
Hear my prayer at night
Let the morning find me alive
For I am tired and weakened by the fall
Let the earth bear witness to my cry
Mercy weep over me
Let Your tears wash me clean
Majesty, be merciful with me
For my eyes have seen Holy
These words reminded me that although I may feel battered and bruised by life as so much of it is far from perfect, God is perfect, He still loves me and forgives me and picks me up when I fall.
Psalm 40:1-2 NIV
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
Are you needing a reminder that God still loves you, forgives you and will lift you up when you fall?