Today’s Topic: Emergency Landing
Some of us have been through some
heart wrenching experiences that our human mind has difficulty dealing with.
Here’s a story that was circulating on the internet a few years ago. A man’s favorite donkey fell into a deep ditch. He couldn’t pull it out no matter how hard he tried. He decided to bury it alive. Dirt is poured on the donkey from up above. The donkey feels the dirt, shakes it off, and steps on it. More dirt is thrown on the donkey. He shakes it off and steps up on the dirt. The more the dirt was poured, the higher the donkey stood up. By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures. The End.
The moral of the story is, your comeback will be greater than your setback. Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.
View your challenges as a setup for a comeback. Let this be your motivation whether it’s divorce, loss of a job, a traumatic experience, etc. How you visualize your next move is way more important than what happened to you.
The donkey climbed out with the same dirt that was intended to bury him.
When dirt is thrown at you don’t change your decision to get out of the hole. If you sit in the hole you will definitely be buried alive. You may climb out slowly but you never stay down.
Psalms 124: 2-3,8 says, “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up, when their wrath was kindled against us; Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
If God only gives us a glimpse of what one day in our lives would look like without His mercy and grace…we would be shocked to see how much God has daily shielded us from. We are walking miracles every day. Accidents, near death experiences, robbery, deadly diseases, slips and falls to just name a few.
Think like a farmer. Dirt in a farmer’s hand is money. Think like the donkey…let your faith move the mountain.
God is not an option, He is a necessity.
If it had not been the Lord on your side, when life knocked you down you would have been swallowed up again and again.
You can survive the deepest pit if your faith is anchored in God. You can use the little strength you have to grab a hold of God when you cannot understand or explain the deep sadness to anyone.
Revelation 12:4 “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. There shall be no more death.’ Neither shall there be any more sorrow nor crying nor pain, for the former things have passed away.”
God will wipe away all tears from your eyes. It’s a promise.
Prayer Time: Father, your promise is, if good people fall seven times, they will get back up. Thank you that your promise will not fail. In Jesus Name, Amen.
No matter how things look right now, one day you will look back and realize it changed you for the better.