by Darla Noble
For by you, I advance through a troop. By my God, I leap over a wall.
In an episode of one of my favorite old sit-coms, one of the characters is talking about ‘running’ a marathon. She says she was going and going—she could see the finish line. She could ‘taste’ the sweet taste of victory (completing the race). Then she says, “But then it happened—I hit a wall.”
Her daughter, who was listening to her tell the story said, “You ran out of steam? I’m so sorry. But you did your best and that’s what matters.”
“I didn’t run out of steam. I wasn’t wearing my glasses, so I literally hit a wall,” she replied, rubbing her forehead.
Hopefully, you don’t run into many walls—literally. But it’s safe to say you’re going to have your share of the other kind. Money problems, relationship issues, grief, temptations, illness…the list goes on. But when you give God the job of a climbing guide, you will always get over those walls safely. Always!
God, take control of my life. Lead me through and over every day of my life. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.