I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:13-14
One night, not many months ago, I got up to close the bedroom door that led to an outdoor sitting area. I usually sleep with a door or window cracked to keep the life-giving outside air flowing to restore us while we sleep.
This night, a storm was brewing and the thunder crashed loud and hard. Shaking the earth beneath my feet. But I’d walked this path a million times. My childhood room. The very room where I prayed and hoped and dreamed a thousand dreams for what my future might hold. Where I spent countless hours on the phone with my now-husband as we talked about nothing and everything, just to hear each others’ voices.
But tonight came a startling reality. Tonight as I breezed across the room in my nightgown, feeling my way with my hand across the furniture, I took a single step onto something soft. Something not solid. And I went down fast. I fell.
Such a strange realization came over me as I understood how very ill I had become. How even my balance was affected so much that I could not be steady in the dark. And just one misstep took me to the ground in a heartbeat.
But sometimes it takes understanding how sick we are and maybe even falling for healing to come. For God to drop the pieces into just the right place. For future hope. For present faith.
Are you pushed hard on every side? Do you feel yourself falling? The Lord says He will help us up. He will take all those falling pieces of your life and drop them in the perfect place.
The Lord helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads. Psalm 145:14-16
Move His Way
Falling is scary. But sometimes it’s the falling that opens our eyes to our need for balance – spiritually, mentally, or physically.
So let’s work on balance today.
For a simple way to improve your balance, make sure your feet are on the right track. Walking in a straight path.
First, find the two bones on the front of your pelvis (the anterior superior iliac spine or “ASIS” for short) and put your fingers on them
Looking in a mirror or down at your feet, line up the spot between your ankles with each of those ASIS bones
That’s it! Try not only standing but walking with your feet on track today
Not too wide, not too narrow, but just right