Your Steps Are Firm

“If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand” (Psalm 37:23,24).

One of my friends doesn’t see well at night. We were walking along a busy street and I took her elbow to make sure she didn’t fall into a hole or walk out in front of a car. Her trust in me to guide her humbled me. She is a special lady and I was honored she trusted me to be her eyes.

I tried very hard to see for both of us, but I wasn’t able to keep her from stumbling. My arms weren’t strong enough; my eyes could not pierce the darkness far enough. Yet my hand, weak as it was, did keep her from falling. How very much more can God’s hand steady us and keep us safe? His arms are strong; His eyes penetrate the deepest night.

Every Christian knows that there are times when our lives seem stalked by darkness. There are times when the spirit of the evil one seems very near, and it is difficult to see right from wrong. It is hard to know what Christ would have us do. Yet when we call to Him, the Bible says, He answers.

In the darkness, God makes my step firm. I stumble, but I do not fall. He catches me and lifts me up. The mistakes I make, He turns into blessings. And the darkness slowly fades into the morning of His presence.

His hand upholds me. His grace is enough.

Kimberly Snider is a missionary to the Philippines.

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