When I was a younger, I remember driving with my dad on back roads. Suddenly, we passed by a beautiful, crystal clear lake. Feeling spontaneous, we parked the car and began hiking toward the lake. We were in the middle of the wilderness; there were no power lines, no people, and no buildings; it was breathtaking. However, after ten minuets of walking, the grass was as tall as my shoulders. My imagination began to wonder off, and I imagined all the things that might be hiding; things like snakes. Instantly, I became fearful and cried out, Dad, where are you? I can’t see you, wait for me. I heard him a few feet ahead of me say, Watch out, there’s a deep hole. Disregarding his warning, I fell in.

I was up to my knees in mud and I couldn’t get out on my own. By this time, I’m crying, thinking a dinosaur is going to eat me, or something crazy like that, and I cried out, “Dad, I fell in the hole, I can’t get out, and I’m scared.”

Instantly I saw an outstretched hand and my dad saying, “Take my hand, I’ll get you out.” I took his hand, and he pulled me out of that hole like he was picking up a feather. Seamless.

I was little shaken and super dirty, but we continued toward the lake; together.

Life is like that sometimes. We are set to arrive at a destination, and we get lost in tall grass, we can’t find our way, and sometimes we fall into a situation we need help getting out of.

Micah 7:8 says, “Rejoice not against me oh mine enemy for when I fall I shall arise.” There will be times when you will fall, but it’s up to you to rise as many times as it takes to be victorious. Jesus will help you up every single time.

Sometimes it feels like the world is crashing down on you, but God is our Heavenly Father and He is saying, “Take my hand, you don’t have to go through this alone. I’ll save you. I’ll protect you. I’ll pull you out.”







Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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