“When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.” (Psalm 94:18 NIV)
Jesus can stop you from falling. His unfailing love supports you so that you will not slip. When you’re teetering on the edge of temptation, He is the One that will stop you from sliding into it. When we keep our eyes focused on Him, He becomes our lifeline. We are tied to Him, no matter what it is we face in life. When we start to slide down the slippery slope of sin, hopelessness or despair, He is there to keep us from falling into the pit. Who can stop you from falling? Jesus.
Who can stop you from falling? Jesus.
Sights and Sound Theatre produces Biblical stories using all of the senses. Over Easter, because of social isolation, they broadcast their production of Jesus for free. In the trailer, there is a glimpse of one of the most beautiful portrayals I have seen of Jesus holding someone up. The disciples are sailing through a storm, Jesus comes to them walking on water. When Peter sees Jesus, he needs proof that he is actually walking on water:
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” He said.
Peter quickly steps out of the boat and walks towards Jesus amongst the waves. But he takes his eyes off of Jesus. When he does, he begins to fall. He slowly sinks beneath the waves. Jesus doesn’t let him fall. He reaches down, grabs his hand and pulls him up. Together, they walk to the boat.
Peter started to fall when he looked at the waves around him instead of Jesus in front of him. We do the same thing when we focus more on our circumstances than Jesus. Right now, our country is going through arguably the worst crisis in the past 50 years. The pandemic has shut the country down economically and physically. We can easily take our eyes off of Jesus when we’re struggling to pay the bills and feed our families. But now is the time to focus more intently upon Him. Now is the time to let Him hold us up when our faith is slipping and we feel like we’re falling into the sea of life.
Turn to Him today. Tell Him you are falling. Let His unfailing love be your support. He knows you by name. He loves you unconditionally. He died on the cross to have a relationship with you. Don’t take your eyes off of Him now. Let Him hold you steady and keep you from falling. He’s telling you the same thing He told Peter, “Come.”
Question of the Day:
How can you focus your eyes on Jesus today?
Further Reading: Judges 4:1-5:31 NIV, Luke 22:35-53 NIV, Psalm 94:1-23 NIV, Proverbs 14:3-4 NIV