“I was pushed hard, so that I was falling.” Psalm 118:13-14
It’s all too easy to expect that the Christian life should be plain sailing. When our cosy world is rocked we fall without a fight. This psalmist knew what it was like to be really pushed hard until he began to fall.
That’s when God helped him. Why? Because no-one but God can get the glory when it’s a lost cause! When we have come to the end of ourselves that is when God can, and will be our strength, our might and will become our salvation.
Salvation is new birth and more. It is God’s intervention in our lives at every point where we cannot help ourselves, whether it be internal battles with sin or external circumstances in the world, or spiritual opposition.
So why wait until we are falling until we reach out? The life of faith is more than belief: it is complete, continuing dependence on our only help, our Saviour.
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26