Friday, December 4, 2009
HANG IN THERE!
Have you ever felt like the little frog? Just holdin on with all your might and you know on false move will be the end? All your resources are used up; you no longer have the will to struggle. Your grip is weaker by the second. Soon and very soon it will all be over and you'll plunge to the bottomless pit.
Maybe that pit is depression, perhaps it's the final descent into your addiction....drugs, alcohol, sex, violence, anger, food.....the list is endless. You're on the precipice, a teeter away from sure annihilation.
Then, suddenly and without explanation, that fall into the pit becomes one big leap of faith. Without reason, you realize that you are no longer falling uncontrollably, but bounding from one unsteady resting place to a place of rest and stability. You feel your heart soar at the realization that you have a landing place, a rock to plant your feet upon. How did that happen? Where did that come from?!
Your sense of relief is palpable. You see the world through new eyes, you hear with opened ears, you feel a renewed strength coursing through your weak body. Your spirit soars! You're well aware that there will be another time of desperation, but for now, for this time, the needs have been met.....you have been rescued!
Now the full scope of the miracle you are living begins to open in your mind and in your heart. Yet again, our Heavenly Father has reached down and cradled you in His loving arms and has rescued you from the pits of yourself and your sin. He has raised you up and made you to sit in heavenly places with Him, just as the Scriptures teach! How awesome is that?! That the King of Glory would take the time and energy to see your despair and love you so much that He would stop everything just to be there for you?! This is the God I serve.
There's a lot of talk these days about who God is and what God does and what God thinks and where God is at. I am thankful I have been taught about the ONE TRUE GOD.....the great I AM. I am even more thankful that this great CREATOR GOD reached down to touch my heart at a very early age and I accepted His Son, JESUS CHRIST, as my personal Savior.
Yes, I have eternal peace with my Savior and here's the best part.....eternity doesn't start the day I die, it started the day I began to live and asked JESUS into my heart! I pray you know this same JESUS. If not, I'd like the opportunity to tell you about Him.