Sunday, September 2, 2012

HELP! I've fallen...

"Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!" 

How many times have we said that, or thought it anyway? I know that personally I jokingly have said it many times (and maybe a few times seriously!) I sometimes have a difficult time staying vertical when I am out running (or even walking!). I've been to a few cross country meets and I am amazed at how those kids can run on those courses with the uneven ground. When I've been running on the street or sidewalks I have managed to trip and fall over my own two feet. I have had to pick myself off of the sidewalk more than once, looking around wondering if anyone saw me face-plant on the sidewalk.

So, when I saw this quote on Facebook this afternoon it resonated with me.  I stumble. I fall. I stray onto the wrong path. BUT - GOD IS WORKING IN ME! There are days that I am a mess, a complete and utter mess! But I am reminded that I am GOD'S MESS and that every time I stumble or fall, every time I stray onto the wrong path, He is there to pick me up. He is working in me and His Word promises, "being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."  I can walk... yes, I can even run without fear...Deuteronomy 31:6 says, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you."

So, as I run this race of life I run with full knowledge that I will screw up, I will not be perfect, I am going to make wrong decisions. But, I run with full knowledge that God will be by my side through it all, He will pick me up when I fall, He will finish His work in me!

With Hope and Faith,