Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.
(Psalms 119:165 (NIV))

What causes someone to stumble? Is it the fact that they are not watching where they are going? Could it be that they are focused on something besides the path upon which they walk? Is it due to the fact that they wish to be going another direction? Is it due to the fact that the path they walk holds so little interest for them that they are easily distracted? These are all contributors to stumbling. How do you keep from stumbling?


That is the single most important aspect of walking a path that does not vary or falter.

You must have a focal point in your life to keep from faltering and stumbling. That focal point must be something that is beyond your immediate grasp, yet it must be something that can be attained one small step at a time.

That is exactly how God calls us to walk with Him through our walk with Jesus Christ. It is a daily walk that has as its immediate goal to help us get through the moment.

Perhaps you have heard the story of the two sets of footprints in the sand. One set can be anybody’s. The other set is Jesus’. During the walk together, the person with Jesus looks back and only sees one set of foot prints. He asks why Jesus left him. Jesus answers by telling him He didn’t leave. He carried him!

Talk about the ability to keep from stumbling! Walk with Jesus and His grace and mercy will carry you when you need it in order to keep you from stumbling.

I cannot think of a better companion to have on this walk that we call life, especially when we are prone to stumble along the way.

Copyright 1998 – 2012 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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