Oh, the grace of another day. Yet, every day is not peachy, rather often with it comes turmoil, upset and unrest. Sometimes battling the seen and the unseen. Sometimes fighting to keep one’s spiritual head above the waters of this life that seek to take you under. Oh, the peace to know that despite it all, the Lord is on my side.
One of the most impressive feats to view when attending the circus is the trapeze act. It never seems to lose its awesomeness as we watch men and women fly through the air with what appears to be a complete disregard for life and limb. Actually, it is quite the opposite. They fly through the air with abandon because of the trust they exhibit in their partner to be by their side and to catch them at that pivotal moment; to catch them when it matters most.
In an article titled: “Training And Trust: Partners On The Flying Trapeze” written by Elizabeth Blair, January 5, 2011, Sergei Philippenko, one of the trapeze artist catchers says this,
“My job is to save him all the time.”
And Shapin, the one who flies to him says,
“I just know he will catch me. This is for sure,” (WBUR).
There is an awesome relationship of trust that goes on between the two. One that neither can doubt in lest the outcome be less than desirable.
What about our relationship with God? Do we exhibit the same trust in Almighty God that these seem to place in human confidence? Do we sport the confidence that He is by our side to catch us when we need Him the most?
In the boxing ring alone – I think not! Fighting the armies that encamp against me by myself – not today! God is on my side and He promised to never leave me nor forsake me, Hebrews 13:5.
I am upheld by Him! My life is not in my own hands rather in the hands of Him that never fails! I may swing to and fro, sometimes feeling up and sometimes down, yet He is my ever present strength that keeps me flying high above all these adversities, above all these troubles, above all these trappings of this world.
Difficulties will arise. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world,” John 16:33. In other words, He is on our side. He is our overcomer. He is our victor. He is our deliverer that will see us past all that is presently before us that we might experience the peace that He so offers.
“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,” John 14:27. Some may say this is easier said than done when the upsets of life seem to be all around and the strength to carry on, well, it’s hard to find – you’re exhausted. But, the Lord is on your side. You are not in this alone. This is the message of the whole Bible. No matter how dim, gloomy and bleak it may seem, we are not in this alone. We have a Strength that is beyond our human capabilities. We have a Force fighting for us that cannot be reckoned with by human standards. We have the one and only true God and He is on our side!
Who are you flying with today? Secure your life in Him, let go and know that “The LORD is on my side,” Psalm 118:6.