Trials hit hard and I hit the floor. I hit the floor on my knees and I just plain hit the floor from sadness, grief, and overwhelming circumstances. Crushed and defeated, I wondered at times if I’d ever get back up.
I want things to be different, answers to come, and prayers to be answered, but they haven’t.
Nothing has changed yet in the situation. My prayers continue for change and for change in me. Desperate for a word from God, desperate for a soul-revival, I fall at God’s mercy and beg for His loving-kindness. “My heart is in anguish within me, and terrors … have fallen upon me” (Psalm 55:4).
Through my heart’s call, the reminder comes… “If Your law had not been my delight, then I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have revived me. I am Yours, save me; for I have sought Your precepts. This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life. ~ Psalm 119:92-94 (NASB), Psalm 119:50 (AMPC)
The saving in afflictions comes in various forms as God’s word brings revival for afflicted souls, His life bringing life.
There is victory for the fallen. We fall on our knees at the feet of Jesus to receive His grace and mercy. And, when God’s grace falls on a willing soul, the soul becomes free in Christ.
No matter how far one falls, God’s loving arm is mighty to save, restore, and redeem for no sin is too dark for the power of Christ to lift with His grace, healing, and mercy. With Christ, chains fall off prisoners, scales fall off blind eyes, and oppression falls away as His Holy Spirit falls within us.
When the Holy Spirit fell on people, mighty things happened. Christ’s followers have God’s Spirit living within, granting the power of God. We fall into God’s arms during times of trouble, and in our fallen weakness, His strength is seen.
A dead seed fallen into the ground, produces new life. As we lay down our life, surrender self, surrender sorrows, troubles, and pain, The Life comes to give hope, comfort, and strength.
Have troubles fallen on your shoulders? Have you fallen? Fall on your knees, fall into God’s Word. God is the lifter or your head. Though you fall, His hand will hold you up. Fall into the love of Christ, to receive relief, grace, restoration, and help for every need.
Call upon God, and the Lord will save. Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. God frees prisoners—He gives sight to the blind, He lifts up the fallen. He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds. Our Lord is great, with limitless strength; God puts the fallen on their feet again. God is a shield about us, our glory, and the One who lifts our heads. When we fall, we will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds our hand. Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Emphasis added on scripture.
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