OUR DEPENDABLE CRUTCH
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
Jude 1:24,25 KJV
I have to use a crutch when I walk because of my arthritis or I might fall. However, when it is raining and wet I can’t depend on the crutch to keep me from falling because the crutch might slip. There is good news. We have a dependable Crutch and His Name is Jesus. He is able to keep us from falling.
Many times we try to do things without Him. Jesus said “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5). I can’t even get out of bed without Him because He gives me strength when I am in pain.
If we will learn to trust Him for everything and allow Him to help us, I believe we would have less problems and a more peaceful life. We read in the Bible. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
We need to learn to lean on Jesus. Pastor John Stallings wrote one of the most beautiful and inspiring hymns I have heard “Learning to Lean”. “The joy I can't explain fills my soul, Since the day I made Jesus my King; His blessed Holy Spirit is leading my way, He's teaching and I'm learning to lean.”
May God help us learn to lean on our precious Saviour. He will never fail us and He will never leave us, not even for a minute. He loves us with an unconditional and an everlasting love.
Joanne LoweAugust 27, 2017