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Topic: Hope (05/04/06)

TITLE: I Won't Let You Fall Any Further Than Your Knees


Ray Boltz has many wonderful songs…probably his most famous one is “Thank You.”

One of his less-famous songs, though, has a powerful chorus line. It is a line of hope and encouragement, and it goes like this…and this is God speaking to you today…here’s the line:

“I will never let your fall any further than your knees.”

I love that line, because, you know what? Sometimes we fall. Sometimes things don’t go well. Sometimes we ourselves mess things up! Sometimes we get it right, but it still seems to work out wrong…all wrong. Bad days. But here is your word of hope today…God will never let you fall…any further than your knees.

It is a humbling thing, to end up on your knees. It is a sign of submission, a sign of surrender, that you have done all you can do and it isn’t enough. You are surrendering. In a sense, you are giving up. And that’s a good thing, really.

On our knees we are humble. On our knees we are contrite. On our knees we recognize that by ourselves we have no power. And it’s on our knees that God comes near. The Bible says that God is close to those with a contrite heart.

Is your life falling apart? Are things just not going the way they were supposed to? Do you feel like you are falling? Then go ahead and fall all the way…to your knees. If God allows something bad to happen in your life, it will cause you to realize you have nothing without Him. It’s humbling. It’s even frustrating, because we want to be in control. We want things to go the way we want them to. And then this happens…

It’s a test for you, isn’t it? How are you doing? Stop trying to figure everything out, and just start praying. In fact, start praising the Lord in the middle of it all. Draw near to Him. Humble yourself with a contrite heart before Him. Let your heart break in His presence, and He will be there for you in such a powerful way.

And remember the encouraging words of Ray Boltz…from the Lord to you,

“I will never let you fall…any further than your knees.”

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Dolores Stohler05/11/06
This is an excellent meditation. I, for one, need frequent reminders to be humble. However,your article would be even better if you would write in the 1st person and give us an example of a time when you were less than humble and how God brought you to your knees. Good job.
Phyllis Inniss 05/11/06
A very good message. The line of the song gives us hope, even in our humbling experience. You conveyed the idea very well in your piece.
Jessica Schmit05/11/06
This is a very good devotional. I usually don't read "sermons," but this was far from a sermon. You have a very engaging voice and you wrote this very well. You should try to get this published as a devotional somewhere.
Val Clark05/12/06
Something we always need reminding of. A good devotional is hard to write and I appreciate you using your gift so aptly. I'm with Delores, though, first person would make it more immediate, more personal and less preachy, therefore more accessible to the reader. Yeggy

Rachel Rudd05/14/06
I appreciate this devotional that you shared. Your remind of something we all need to remember. I agree as well that first person would make it less "preachy," more personal.
Thanks for sharing.