“He Lifts Us Up…”

This morning, I was thinking of taking my kids to skating with our home school group this afternoon. I was trying to decide if Kerry was too young to go or if he would even be interested.

“Do you want to try skating?,” I ask.

“Yes, Mommy,” says little Kerry, “but if I fall, will you pick me up, so I can try again?”

My little Kerry asked this question so sweetly and earnestly, he almost brought tears to my eyes! His question really struck me, and I found myself pondering it later…

If we allow Him, doesn’t Jesus “pick us up when we fall, so that we can get up and try again?” Psalm 30:1; 3 says, “I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up…O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.” Furthermore, Psalm 37:24 says, “Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” Finally, Psalm 40:2 says, “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock…”

So, if you feel downtrodden or if you feel like you have failed in some way, go to Jesus. He will forgive you, lift you up, and give you the strength and courage to try again. The Bible says in Psalm 103:12 that “as far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” Not only does He forgive our mistakes, He removes them! Best of all, when we fall, He not only picks us up, but He helps us to keep going!

“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”–Isaiah 40:30-31.