Thursday, October 30, 2014

Learning To Walk

     Today, I took my little 6 year old brother to his PE+Plus class. As I was reading a book, I noticed that he came down the hill, looking very upset. When I found out why he was so upset, he said, "Everyone's playing basketball, but I can't... it's too hard!" I asked him if he even tried it, and he said he did, but that he gives up. I then proceeded to tell him that when he first learned to walk, that he fell down constantly, but that he didn't give up, that he tried, and kept trying. He kept on moving, and trying to walk, until he succeeded.
     How often have you tried to move forward in your own feeble power and ended up in a heap on the floor? You think you can do it, and God allows you to try. Proving to yourself and everybody around that you're simply not up to the task, you give up or give in. And just then, He reaches down with those loving hands and lifts you up to walk you through the barriers of your life- in His limitless strength.
     That's the promise. He gave it to you and to me, and He stand behind His word. He stands behind you too. He may allow you to fall, but He'll never allow you to be defeated. That's the idea to set securely into your heart. Don't let life's commotion shake it away from you, because it carries hope. Whatever you may be facing today, don't give up or give in. Wait for those marvelous, loving hands to cover our own- be ready to laugh with delight as He walks you, in His power, to places you never thought you could reach.
     What are some ways that you felt like God was teaching you to Walk?

Philippians 4:12-13


"I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me."

Psalm 31:24


"Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!"

Romans 12:12


"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."

1 Corinthians 13:7


"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

Galatians 6:9


"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."

4 comments:

  1. Mmmm...Amen, Caitlin! I especially love how you said to "be ready to laugh with delight as He walks you, in His power, to places you never thought you could reach". What a beautiful thought! Thanks also for including the verse about love hoping all things. :)
    God bless you, sister! Thanks for the encouragement! :D

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment dear sister! :) Miss you a ton!

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  2. Dear Caitlin, What a beautiful post! There have been many times that your posts have blessed and encouraged me. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Courtney for your sweet comment! :)

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