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when you're tired of holding on

hold on. 

there's so much wrapped up in those two words.
but how do you hold on when you're tired?
how do you hold on when you're slipping?
how do you hold on when you just want the relief of letting go?

and so you let go.

you stop holding and you let yourself fall.
sometimes we're so worried about falling we don't realize our holding on is the problem.
we've held tight for so long we believe it's all we can do.
that it's all we should do.

that if we FALL we've FAILED.

we have this crazy belief that nothing good can ever come from a fall.
but we've forgotten that falling teaches us.
falling helps us.
falling pushes us to stretch. to reach for help. 

to trust that God has something bigger. that God has something better.

we have to remind ourselves of that.

like a baby learning to walk, we were born with an innate desire to get up.
to keep trying.
to keep reaching.

to FALL and to TRY again.

think on that. we were born with a natural inclination to never stop trying. and yet as we grow older, the world and all its obstacles, all its distractions, all its troubles...trick us into believing that it's no use to try.

that it's no use to have faith.

that we're never going to stand.

but that's a lie from the pit of hell. because satan wants nothing more than for us to give up. he wants nothing more than for us to believe that God has forgotten us. 

he wants nothing more than for us to let this world and not God's Word become our focus.

Micah 7:8 tells us "Though I fall, I will rise again."

there's our focus. there's our promise.

there's our WORD.

we don't need to worry about falling. God's already there. 

and He's promised we will rise again.

so today we let go. and we look up. and we reach out.

and we let God's Word...and not this the source of what we're holding on to!!! 


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