Sometimes we can be on a dark road for such a long time, that we begin to look to those we pass to accept us. The harsh reality is those very people are the first to reject us. They know your flaws, they know your past and because of that, they are quick to abandon you. And when you want to come out of that place, it’s like you can’t find the hand to help pull you out.
When I found myself in a toxic homosexual relationship for four years and using weed to cope, I wanted a way out. I could hear the subtle cry beneath the laughter and scars I hid. But, when I looked around in my darkness, it was just me there alone. With my anxious thoughts swirling around me and tormenting me. I felt powerless, and just wanted the thoughts to stop. I wanted a sliver of peace, even for only a second.
Not too long after a great emotional breakdown, there was a soft voice that came through the noise. The voice was distant, but sounded so familiar. It was God, calling me back to Him. He knew the girl I had become was just a result of carrying so much trauma and pain alone. Though I’m sure He remembered the day I walked away, it didn’t matter to Him at that moment, because He knew His hurt daughter needed Him more than ever. That was the day that counted. Because that was the day I got up.
Someone out there, has fallen. You have slipped away from your Father. But let me tell you, He is right there with His right hand extended out towards you. He’s ready to pull you out. But you just need to get up again. Man, will look past you. Man, will even reject you. But God, your Father, will always accept you. (Psalm 94:14)
Whomever you are, it’s time to get up again…
"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief."
Proverbs 24:16 KJV
Song(s) Meditation: We Fall Down by Donnie McClurkin
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What has caused you to fall? Why are you afraid to get back up? Do you believe that God can help you better than any human ever could?