Help!!! I've Fallen and I can't get up

A couple years ago, as I was walking into my doctors office, there sat a crippled man on the ground unable to move by himself. There was another man trying to put him into his car but failing hopelessly. I stood there a minute and watched as he tried to get this man into his car.

I went over to see if I could help in any way, and it was just a massive disaster. Everytime we would get this man close to the car, involuntarily, he would somehow get in the way! It seemed there was nothing we could do.

Finally we told him, just relax we are trying to help you up and get you where you need to be. The sad thing to this situation is the man kept telling us how to do it and would get so dis-hearted when it would fail (it really was a task to get him in his car).

Proverbs 14:12 say, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death"
This is the struggle this crippled man was having. Ultimately he had no control of how to get in his car, and even though he had many ideas he had to absolutely trust we could get him there. There was nothing he could do to help. In fact his way caused failure everytime.

If we could only learn that our abilities and our way can and will fail. If only we would learn to trust God and that He can handle any situation that we are in. In the end he is the only one that can get us where we are trying to get anyway.


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