So, you may or may not know I have two toddlers that I get the privilege of spending my days with (see sweet photo below), and not one day goes by that they do not teach me something significant about my relationship with God.
My two and a half year old is constantly running (well both of them really!) and because of that, he is constantly falling– mostly tripping over his own feet as he sprints towards his destination. This happens so frequently that when we walk outside, I usually go ahead take his hand when he starts to run because as his mom, I know that chances are he is going to slip and I will be able to stable him as he falls, catching him before he bites the dust.
Friends, do we realize that this is exactly what God does for us every day? We run through our days, eyes only on our next destination or distraction rather than paying attention to what is right at our feet that might trip us up on the way. But the Bible tells us that God in his goodness is right there, holding our hand so that when we do fall (because we all mess up), He can swoop in right before we land flat on our face and do some serious damage to ourselves.
Psalms 37:23-24 says this: “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”
I encourage you to take some time and pray that God would show you where to slow down in your days and take note of where He is swooping in to catch you.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments, as it is really in opposition to the culture we are living in and the things that are naturally taught to us simply by proximity. Grace and peace to you this week friends! Keep your eyes on Jesus.