When Life Tumbles

From Psalm 31:3-5:  “You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake lead me and guide me, take me out of the net that is hidden for me, for you are my refuge.  Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.”

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When daily life tumbles

Love and kindness arrive

Helping hand reaching out

Spirit bringing high fives

 

When little steps tumble

Curious toddler falls

Mother offers sweet hugs

Spirit’s love never stalls

 

When career takes tumble

One avenue closes

Another path opens

Spirit turns up roses

 

Healthy life takes tumble

Caring neighbors help out

Lending love’s blissful hands

Spirit waters our drought

 

Shame stings with sin’s tumble

Darkness changes to light

Jesus calls out with love

Spirit’s grace glowing bright

 

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From Romans 8:26-27:  “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.  And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

8 thoughts on “When Life Tumbles

  1. I LOVE your poem, Richard. I love the comparison of God’s kindness, help and merciful love to that of a mother who wants nothing but to keep her child safe. When we step into our nets and take our tumbles God is always there to see to our wounds and lovingly pull us up. Jesus did that on the cross.❤

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