Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up

Proverbs 14:12, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death"

A couple years ago, as I was walking into my doctors office, there sat a crippled man on the ground unable to move by himself. There was another man trying to put him into his car but failing hopelessly. I stood there a minute and watched as this kind gentleman tried to get this crippled man into his car. 

I went over to see if I could help in any way, yet it was just a massive disaster. Everytime we would get this man anywhere close to the car, involuntarily, he would somehow get in the way! It seemed there was nothing we could do. 

Finally we told him, just relax we are trying to help you up; trying to get you where you need to be. The sad thing is he just kept telling us how to do it, and would get so discouraged when it would fail   (it really was a task to get him in his car). 

Here is the problem - ultimately he had no control of how to get in his car, and even though he had many ideas on the way to, he had to absolutely trust that we could get him there. There was nothing he could do to help; in fact, his way caused more failure everytime. 

A lot of times we are just like this crippled man! In his mind he knew every way to get into his car, and he got so discouraged when his way did not work.  The fact is, all he had to do was relax and trust that we would get him where he needed to be. "There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death."

If we could only learn that our abilities and our ways can and will fail. If only we would learn that God's ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. He can handle any situation that we are in, and in the end He is the only one that can get us where we are trying to get anyway.

Blessing Pastor Ant

Please Comment if this inspired you in any way!


  1. This was great Pastor Ant! I love when people share their stories. Today my father is facing a heart procedure . . Through Gods word you have reminded me to nit get in the way and relax ! Jesus is Lord!

  2. What I keep thinking when I read this is to keep calm and let Hiim do the heavy lifting!! This can be hard for a lot of us!! I know it is for me at times. But He's got it all under control!!

    1. I like that Beth ... "Heavy Lifting" God can do what we cannot. We just gotta move first.