Daily Delight

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Have you ever seen a video of someone in slow motion falling into the ocean? Beautiful, right? The feelings of peace and intrigue usually come with witnessing such a fall. The way the person just leans back and allows the ocean water to catch them. It seems so safe, so serene doesn’t it? Isn’t it funny how there’s never a moment of fear that the person will be okay? They’re falling backward, they can’t see a thing yet there’s a knowing that everything’s going to be okay.

Why isn’t that the way we feel when we fail or fall down in life? Time and time again in my own life when I've failed I rarely feel the feelings I listed above about the slow motion fall; on the contrary, fear, stress, and unworthiness become my companions. The funny thing about falling is that each time we do it there’s a level of fear that washes over us about what will happen as we fall. So what’s different about us falling and that of the slow motion video falling? Perspective.

The perspective I believe God has of us when we fail, stumble, crash, sin or fall is the same as the slow motion fall. He is the ocean waiting to envelop us with His loving arms, His perfect comfort, and His great plan for what will come after the fall.

I’m learning that it’s important to embrace the fall and every fear, wonder, and unknown that comes with it. The fall itself leads me into a deeper embrace with God. Sadly, we live in a culture where we usually try to act as if the fall never happens. But to deny the existence of falling forfeits that encounter we could have had with the Father. So let's opt in. Let’s embrace the falls when they happen because, let’s face it, they happen. And the sooner we learn that falling equals intimacy with God and not reflections of our worth, the better off we will be, and the more free and alive we become. Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. -Psalm 27:24 

{photo: @missy_e}

About the Author

Katherine Huskey≫ ≫True to form this Nashville native feels most at home roaming the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Katherine enjoys working with her hands, writing, design, travel and endless amounts of Mexican food. Alongside her best friend and husband, Katherine serves as a worship leader in her community and church. Her own story of redemption propels her to seek and reveal the beauty of the unfathomable love of Christ. You can connect and read more about her journey over at thehuskeyhouse.com or on Instagram @thehuskeyhouse.


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