When I said, "My foot is slipping," your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
When the phone call comes, I feel myself slip-sliding away. I'm caught off balance. And in the shock of it all, I'm amazed at how God, in His unfailing love, allows me to think clearly when the fog of confusion rolls in, deep and dark and treacherous.
I, with my family's complete support, am able to meet this immediate need of our loved one, who has unexpectedly found himself in dire straits. The rug has been yanked out from under him. His feet have slipped.
He's lost his compass, and is in need of ours.
There because of God's unfailing love.
The scenario, which plays out, as surrealistic and upending as it seems, is paradoxically an answer to months of prayer for this individual. God did not act in a way I could ever have anticipated. That's often His way.
And as we deal with the disruption in schedules and routines, riding the unpredictable emotional roller coaster, my prayers continue. I need the Lord now more than ever.
He knows that, and invites me call upon Him, to lean into Him when I catch my focus and resolve slipping; my faith faltering.
Because I can only help this person whom I love when I understand God's unfailing love for him, for me, for all of us. That love, the only love, that can support, uplift, save, and inspire us.
Yes, I'm leaning on God.
Because I know my feet, firmly planted in Him, will never lose their footing.
How had God's unfailing love supported you in times of trouble?
Prayer: Father, today we thank You for answered prayers, even when those prayers fulfilled call for more prayers from our hearts. We need You and Your unfailing love in our lives every day, that we might do Your will and serve others who are in need of comfort and hope. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.