Lord Prop Us Up

Every time I’m asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, ‘Lord, prop us up on our leanin’ side.’ After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.

He answered, ‘Well sir, you see, it’s like this….I got an old barn out back. It’s been there a long time; it’s withstood a lot of weather; it’s gone through a lot of storms, and it’s stood for many years. It’s still standing…but one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn’t fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I’ve been around a long time…I’ve withstood a lot of life’s storms. I’ve withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I’ve withstood a lot of hard times, and I’m still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, ’cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn’t. So we need to pray,

‘Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.”

(Author Unknown to Me)

Related Scripture Links …

Deuteronomy 7:9  – Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

Psalm 89:8  – O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.


HANDY LITTLE CHART – GOD HAS A POSITIVE ANSWER:

YOU SAY
GOD SAYS
BIBLE VERSES
You say: ‘It’s impossible’
God says: All things are possible
( Luke 18:27)
You say: ‘I’m too tired’
God says: I will give you rest
( Matthew 11:28-30)
You say: ‘Nobody really loves me’
God says: I love you
( John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 )
You say: ‘I can’t go on’
God says: My grace is sufficient
(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)
You say: ‘I can’t figure things out’
God says: I will direct your steps
(Proverbs 3:5- 6)
You say: ‘I can’t do it’
God says: You can do all things
( Philippians 4:13)
You say: ‘I’m not able’
God says: I am able
(II Corinthians 9:8)
You say: ‘It’s not worth it’
God says: It will be worth it
(Roman 8:28 )
You say: ‘I can’t forgive myself’
God says: I Forgive you
(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)
You say: ‘I can’t manage’
God says: I will supply all your needs
( Philippians 4:19)
You say: ‘I’m afraid’
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear
( II Timothy 1:7)
You say: ‘I’m always worried and frustrated’
God says: Cast all your cares on ME
(I Peter 5:7)
You say: ‘I’m not smart enough’
God says: I give you wisdom
(I Corinthians 1:30)
You say: ‘I feel all alone’
God says: I will never leave you or forsake you
(Hebrews 13:

God determines who walks into your life…..it’s up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.’

Father, God, bless all my friends in whatever it is that you know they may need this day! And may their lives be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you. Amen.

(Author Unknown to Me)

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