How Can We Keep from Falling?

Psalm 37:24: “Though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.”

When my son was learning to walk, I would kneel a short distance from him and encourage him to come to me. I would smile and clap my hands as he took each step. If I thought he might fall, I would reach out to take his hand in mine.

The Lord is our heavenly father. He stays close to us and upholds us with his hand. He doesn’t want us to fall just as we don’t want our children to fall.

When we do our best to walk with the Lord, he delights in us. He wants us to succeed. He encourages us as we do our children.

God knows we aren’t perfect and will stumble at times. However, he doesn’t disown us or give up on us. He is with us to keep us from falling.

On one occasion, my son felt he had disappointed me. I could see the sadness in his eyes. I looked at him and said, “You are my son, and I am your mother. I love you. Nothing you say or do will ever change my love for you.”

My son cried and never forgot those words of love. God loves us, and nothing will stand between him and us. Let’s not forget his promise that he will uphold us with his hand.

Dear God, I stumble at times. Thank you that you uphold me with your hand. Amen.

Application: In what situation will you allow God to uphold you with his hand this week?

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