God Cradles Our Falls (#BiblicalInspiration #BiblicalKnowledge)

 

Falling

I was reflecting on the Lord’s goodness, seeing His mercy shine forth in the new day and a memory sparked … 

My husband and I were staying overnight somewhere. I was taking a shower, slipped, and fell out of the shower. It was as if it happened in slow motion. I slipped and in turning to find a hand-hold, my back was against the shower curtain, the bottom of the shower curtain was under my feet. Unable to grab anything and still slipping, my body sagged against the shower curtain and slid down the shower curtain until my buttocks were on the floor on the outside of the bathtub, with my feet still on the bottom of the shower curtain inside the tub. My knees were bent over the side of the bathtub. The shower curtain had cradled my fall. I landed softly and sat there laughing at how it all happened. From the other room, my husband heard a thud and came running into the bathroom. He saw me sitting there in the shower curtain, top half of body on the floor, lower half of body in the bathtub. He panicked and was also frowning at my laughter. He asked if I was hurt. No, I wasn’t. Funnier still was him trying to pick me up. My husband was 6’6″ and about 300 pounds. He was a big man. A strong man. But, trying to lift a 205 pound (at that time) woman who was soaking wet, soapy, and slippery was hysterical, to me. Not so hysterical to him. He finally got me up and only once I was able to stop laughing I told him about the fall. 

 God Speaks

Not only did God cradle my fall. I fell and was not injured. I realized two things: 1) I was not ashamed of my nakedness and, 2) I was not embarrassed that I slipped and fell. Nakedness: At 205 pounds I don’t think I’m a pretty, sexy sight. Oftentimes I was embarrassed about my weight and how some clothes looked on me. I didn’t like how I looked when nude. In God’s eyes we’re perfect when He sees us through the blood of Christ, not just physically but more importantly, spiritually. Slipping and falling: Even when we stumble, even if we fall, God is with us to cradle us and cushion our fall. We don’t have to be self-conscious about our nakedness because God has clothed us in His righteousness. When, yes when, we fall He is there to pick us up. He is always with us. He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Don't Be Ashamed

Thank You, Lord, for the memory and for the message. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Be encouraged. I’d love to read stories of things you realized God’s done for you.

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deborah

I journeyed from GED to PhD with a host of experiences in-between. I'm a lover of penning my thoughts whether as poetry, prose, short stories, essays, inspirational articles, reviews, journal entries, and more.

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