Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD supported me. Psalm 94:17-18
Buildings are made with a support structure to keep it standing. Each board helps support another board, while at the same time being supported by another board. The nails and screws hold each one in place.
In businesses, there must also be a support structure. The workers must do their work correctly in order to support the head boss. Without the head boss, the workers would not have a job. Along with that support, the head boss must support his workers, because without them, he, also, would not have job.
With both of these illustrations about support, both are temporary. Both can fail or make the wrong move. Failure can happen.
God is the perfect example of perfect love. His perfect love wants the best in a person. His perfect love calls for the best path for each person.
When God set the rules back in the garden of Eden, He knew that man would eventually break those rules. He had a plan already in place to send Jesus to take man’s place in death and bring him life. The plan He had was filled with His love and grace. No man deserved that love or grace.
When you mess up and slip into sin, the judgement should be death. Yet, God’s great love is so filled with grace and mercy, that He provides a way out. God’s love supports you and lifts you back up out of that sin.
All you have to do is recognize and accept God’s love and grace in your life. Realize that you cannot do this on your own. You cannot live without sin in your life on your own. Once you have sinned, that sin is there for eternity, unless you allow Jesus to remove it and support you.
God is not out to kill or destroy you, as many often feel. He is out to give you life and life abundantly.
Do you recognize God’s love and support?
Give God praise for what He is doing in your life and the support He is giving you.
I pray today that you will know God’s love in your life; that you will know God’s support for you; that you will not fear God; and that you will live for God.