Devotions By Jan

Giant Jenga!

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jenga4Scripture for Today: Psalm 37:24 “though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord is the stay of his hand.”

I would hate to be the one to make this jenga tower fall!  The giant version has been showing up on lawns for different social events but I have never seen one at a wedding.  My grandsons enjoy building the smaller version on the coffee table.  But at their age they are more interested in making it fall as quickly as possible.  Of course, the idea is to dismantle the tower one brick at a time, placing the brick on the top without the tower falling.  It takes a steady hand and an eye for balance.

Today’s verse is a promise that the Lord will establish the steps of the one who belongs to Him.  If there is a fall, it is a controlled one.  It will not be a free-fall, being cast headlong.  The Lord’s hand is involved and He breaks the fall with His hand.  Regardless of how many bricks are pulled out from under us, He is there.

This is a wonderful assurance for me that the Lord is my true support.  I may feel that my stability rests on my work, my plans or my finances, when in fact, none of those are holding me up.  Circumstances change, and sometimes with no warning at all.  Rather than feeling panic I can remain confident.  No bad news can shake me as my heart is steadfast and trusting in Him (Ps. 112:7).  And even if He were to allow me to teeter and fall, His open loving hand is there to soften the landing.  In His unfailing love, He stands me back up, brushes me off and strengthens my faith through the whole ordeal.

Thank you Lord, for holding me up.

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One thought on “Giant Jenga!

  1. The Lord is our support today as Doug spends the whole day at Mayo Clinic, tests and many appointments. We know God is there with him, we are trusting God, he never leaves us or forsakes us, and that is our comfort today, He is there with him.

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