Christ picks us up when we stumble

2/17/2009

A Stream Of Faith
By Charles E. Westbrook

“Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble.” — Proverbs 3:23

Have you ever stumbled and almost fallen? I'm sure that everyone does from time to time. When it happens to me, I just get up and start over again.

It takes only a small stumble to go on into a fall that can cause a serious problem. Most of the time you catch yourself before you fall. Most of the time, we stumble because we don't watch what we are doing. Often it happens when we have load in our arms. I'm bad at that trying to get something done too quickly and stumbling.

People stumble a lot in their Christian walk with the Lord. Most often we wouldn't fall into sin if we just stayed in step with him. Jesus Christ made a way for us if we stumble and fall into sin. He loves so much that he died on the cross for our sins. In the scripture, we see that if we follow Jesus Christ and stumble, he will be there to help us. He is always there to help get back on our feet. We need to stay with him as we follow him.

You might ask, how can one keep from stumbling and falling. First, and most important, is having a steady walk with Jesus. We need to talk to him on a regular base. Then we to get in his word and keep it in your mind. If you listen to him, your footsteps will stay in line and help you stay in his fellowship. We can really enjoy having a steady walk with him and learn from him as we trust him not to let us fall.

How is your Christian walk with the Lord? Do you ever find yourself looking the other way instead of following the Lord? We need his guidance to show us which way to go. All we need to do allow him into our lives and really let him have full control. He always helps us if we give him the chance to show us how much we need Him.

I wouldn't know what to do without him in my life. Jesus wants so much to be a part of our lives. He will give us a straight path and guide us so we won't stumble.

I think we all have fallen at times, but we have Jesus to help us.  If you stumble, just give Jesus Christ a chance to help you up and wash you and make you his child.