I took my precious guitar into the music shop to get looked at. It had taken a face plant at church a few weeks ago while I was singing. All the guitar technician could say was, “It’s bad, Monica, real bad.”
I felt my heart twinge as never before. Looks like what I thought was just a tumble was actually a “devastating blow.”
Then I thought about life. Sometimes we think we have just taken a slight tumble only to look back and realize that we actually experienced a devastating blow, cracking our foundation. But God’s Word says that nothing we do can separate us from His love.
No matter how far we tumble, He is always there to pick us back up. The guitar technician was able to fix my guitar. It will always have a character scar from the fall, but that makes the guitar mine.
It was at the moment when I received my guitar back, God reminded me that there is no crack that He is unable to repair. And when we will fall and take tumbles, He will be there every step of the way because we are His.
“But now, O Jacob, listen to the LORD who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, ‘Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.’”
– Isaiah 43:1 (NLT)
“Lord, thank You for accepting me for who I am – scars, flaws and all. I trust that You know me by name, and that You have claimed me as Your own. I pray that You take me under Your care and heal me of my tumbles and falls, including…”