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Continuing to Train — Do Not Stumble
In the Word
I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble (Proverbs 4:11–12).
Of the Word
Have you ever fallen flat on your face while running? It could have been the uneven terrain. Maybe you got tangled up with someone or something. Or you just simply tripped over your own feet. But it was one of those falls where you didn’t even think to look around to see if anyone else saw what happened. You were just so stunned to be on the ground in the first place.
We have those kinds of falls every day. Things are going great and suddenly something awful or surprising happens. We are stunned to find ourselves flat on the ground in pain or humiliation. This is when faith becomes more than just a word.
As we run the race of life, faith in the promises and work of God will keep us upright. Then when something awful or surprising happens, we will have God’s solid Word to hold onto as we pass through uneven terrain.
Walking with my Lord
Heavenly Father, guard my path and keep me upright. Through Your Holy Spirit, increase my faith so that I may have Your solid promises to hold onto when I begin to stumble. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: The Race of Faith. Author: Amanda Stacy, DCE. 13/28 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40196
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