The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. -Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV)

Have you ever slipped on the rung of a ladder? It’s no fun, to say the least. There’s pain you feel while you continue what you started.

True believers climb ever upward, eyes on God…but what about when we slip?

The previous post talked about how Jesus tied the Old and New Testament together, explaining to Nathanael in John 1:51 that He was Jacob’s Ladder, the connection between heaven and earth.

When we slip or fall, perhaps by distraction or temptation, the gravity of sin pulls us downward just as gravity pulls us to the earth. But for those of us who have Jesus in our hearts, it’s when we’re low and hurting that we look with focus and surrender skyward, and Jesus lifts us up once more.

We keep climbing…and the higher we lift up the Lord, the more He can do in us…and we climb higher and closer to Him. Don’t be discouraged when you slip or fall. Learn why your step wasn’t firm, and if you need to repent of it, do that.

Watch God make your footing ever firmer on each step upward, and power your climb higher than you ever did before.

Today’s soundtrack

Unspoken’s “Higher” testifies that the lower we get, the higher we lift His name!