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.
If you’ve ever gone to the circus, one of the most impressive feats to witness in the performances there are the trapeze acts. 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. 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 acrobats 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?
Sometimes it may feel like you are in the boxing ring alone. Well, you’re not! Sometimes it may appear that you are fighting armies that encamp against you by yourself. You’re not! God is on our side and He promised to never leave us nor forsake us, Hebrews 13:5.
Daily, we are upheld by Him! Our lives are not in our own hands rather in the hands of Him that never fails! We may swing to and fro, sometimes feeling up and sometimes down, yet He is the ever-present strength that keeps us flying high above all these adversities, above all these troubles, above all these trappings of this world.
Difficulties will arise. Oh yes, they will. But, 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 especially when the upsets of life seem to be all around and the strength to carry on, well, it’s just plain hard to find. You’re exhausted! I get it. God gets it.
That’s why His Word declares and reminds every one of us, we don’t have to carry on on our own. 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. Trust Him, He will catch the life that honestly reaches out for Him, trusts, and believes.
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