“The LORD upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.” Psalm 145:14
As we pray and fast this is an opportunity to restart, to return to former ways, to re-establish patterns and habits that will help us in our daily walk with God. The start of a new year is a great time to be intentional about creating patterns and rhythms for the year ahead.
Maybe over the past few months you have grown distant from God. Maybe your walk has been more of a stumble or a crawl. The events of the past year may have tripped you up, left you feeling cut off from God. Possibly your walk with Him has even ground to a stop. Today is an opportunity to restart. God is faithful to pick us up when we fall. The cross is proof of the lengths He will go to show His love for us. If God did not spare His own Son we can be sure He will not give up on us the moment we stumble or slip. He will uphold us and pick us up again, and again, and again.
Though we may be afflicted and distressed we will not be crushed. Though life may leave us perplexed and confused with the curveballs, pandemics and unexpected circumstances that come our way God will not let us be driven to despair and hopelessness. People may persecute us for our faith, but God will not forsake or abandon us. We may get knocked down but God helps us up again. He upholds those who are falling and raises those who life has left struck down. Our hope in all things is that the death and resurrection life of Jesus assures us of the ultimate victory.
If today you feel weary, tired, worn out, sick of religion then come to Jesus. His burden is light and his yoke is easy. He shows us how to recover our life. Let Him show you how to take real, satisfying rest, and let Him restart your walk as you walk in His ways – the way of life in full abundance.
Thank God that He does uphold you today. If you have stumbled ask the Holy Spirit to help you restart your walk with God today. If you are tired or weary ask Jesus to give you rest to restore and refuel you to walk with Him with renewed passion this year.