Thursday, April 15, 2010

What is holding you up?




As I waited in traffic one day, I decided to take these photos of bridge construction (I being on the other bridge next to it!) It reminded me so much of the strength needed to hold up in these last days...the strength needed to face difficulties in life.

I beheld the massive structure being built..step by step...day after day. A tedious and meticulous job! Imagine if just ONE mistake were made!!

Many people fear crossing bridges..probably thinking of this very fact. Man is only human is he not? Even in his strive for perfection..it is still possible for error. So what do you do? TRUST GOD!

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God...
Isaiah 41:10a


As I think upon this marvelous verse..my heart is comforted.

FOR I AM THY GOD...

The greatest words....Our Creator!..HE is OUR GOD!

HE is the one who holds me up...

..... thy right hand hath holden me up... Psalm 18:35

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Look at the many things in this structure needed to hold it up!

Solidness..CONCRETE. Girders...stakes... and who knows how many small unknowns that make up it's strengths.

Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statues continually. Psalm 119:117)

Some commandments of GOD may seem small and insignificant to you...but each is very important in the structure of your Christian walk.

I love to read Psalm 119. What a wonderful chapter on daily living and obedience that brings forth structure..strength and security!

Also keeping His presence daily in your thoughts and walk of life.

Reading your Bible daily..gives strength. It reminds of us God's work in mankind..in our own lives..HE speaks to us through it!

Praying daily...strengthens our hearts by faith as we seek HIS WILL and not our own..and find understanding in HIS WAYS..and except them. No is also a positive answer with GOD!

Fellowship with other believers...strengthens the unity of faith and knowledge of GOD with our praises of answered prayer...provision in time of need...and like mindedness of service to HIM who first loved us!

Ever notice the "bouncy" feeling when crossing over a bridge? A bit scary isn't it?

How about the insecurities you feel in your life...think how scary it is...when you don't look to GOD but to yourself. The answer to holding up..is found in Jesus Christ.

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, A wonderful Savior to me
He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved, He giveth me strength as my day.

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life in the depths of His love,
And covers me there with His hand,
And covers me there with His hand.


Franny J. Crosby 1820-19-15


THIS IS THE DAY...I rejoice in knowing my greatest strength is found in the LORD Jesus Christ...come what may...HE HOLDETH ME UP!

HOPE

7 comments:

Debbie said...

A beautiful post, Hope, to remind us that He is the upholder of all things. Even bridges, no matter how much 'knowledge' goes into the building of one. Thanks to Him for His strength and wisdom.
Debbie

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh yes~where would we be without our MIghty Saviour. You are a blessing to all who read here. I am strengthened by your faith through your trial.
Thank you for praying for Zack. I just believe God has a plan for Zack! I think He is going to heal him heal and not call him home just yet. God is so good and we can trust Him.
You enjoy this beautiful Spring day!
Thoughts & Prayers~
Carrie

Aliene said...

Oh, so true! This made me think of the two little children crossing that rickety bridge and the angel hovering over them. I am so glad the Lord hovers over His own and protects us. Thanks for writing this.

As We Sail... said...

that's one of my favorite hymns

Carol said...

A wonderful post - reminding us of how very much the Lord is our strength. Thanks for sharing this.
(We have the same blog name too!!)
Have a blessed weekend.
Carol.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love this wonderful post.

I know if I did not know the "end of the story", and the ONE who is the CREATOR of all things, I would be very afraid today, but all is well with my soul. love you, connie

Joy said...

Hello HOPE. The 'small and (seemingly) insignificant commandments'.... like you said, they may seem small, but all it takes is one small compromise, and it can lead to another and another... and then we are out of fellowship with God. I have to watch that sort of thing--I don't want to compromise on the 'little' things--it can lead to 'big things'.