The Lord upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14
One day while riding an elevator, I began to look around to keep my mind oﬀ of being suspended at such a great height, with only a cable keeping me from falling. In my surmising, I came across a sign that stated that the weight limit of the elevator car was 2500 lbs. This elevator car was safely able to carry a load of 2500 lbs. If the elevator carried more than this, it would break or fall due to the added weight. This was useful information. And soon a thought came to me. How much could I carry before I broke or fell? Not just physically, but spiritually and emotionally, how much could I carry? Many have been carrying the weight of past mistakes. Many are currently carrying the weight of others in the Spirit, in addition to their own weight. Unfortunately, we don’t come with a sign designating how much we can take on. And because of this, we often take on more than we were designed to handle. This sometimes causes us to lose our footing under the intense weight. It manifests sometimes in our reactions and responses. In turn, we sometimes turn to things or people we should turn away from. We end up falling. Although we end up falling, falling does not have to be your end. With the help of the Lord, you can get up again. There is no depth to your fallen state that God can’t lift you. There is no weight that God can’t lift from you. In fact, He is a burden lifter. He promises rest to those who come to Him that labour and are heavy ladened. HIs strength is made perfect in our times of weakness. This week, give everything to the Lord. Give Him you and your problems. Give Him them and their problems. You don’t need to trip, stumble or fall due to the added weight of pressure and stress.
Be blessed and be encouraged!