During a period when I was still learning and building my faith, I stayed a couple months with my grandmother to get on my feet. My grandmother isn’t like these newly aged grandmothers, it was the church on Sunday then Sunday dinner, Bible study throughout the week, and constant praise and worship throughout her household. My grandmother would walk around the house as she cleans and sings a beautiful melody…” Everybody saw me when I fell but nobody saw me when I got up”. She would sing the chorus over and over then end with “The Lord reached down and picked me.” Her voice is so beautiful and soulful I can hear it as I write.
I never knew the impact that she as well as that song would have upon my life.
In her home located in a small town in Mississippi, I found Jesus. I learned Jesus as my Lord, my savior, and my friend. I had messed up so many times at this thing called life to the point where I wasn’t familiar with His forgiveness. I didn’t know that my past mistakes meant just that…. they were past mistakes. And that concept was the importance and power of Jesus Christ. He died for my sins so that I would be able to live a life of abundance, grace, and favor.
Of course, people have the tendency to constantly remind you of your faults, the times that you neglected yourself, and the times that you didn’t know your self-worth. But they fail to recall the times that Jesus saved you. The times that He reached down and picked you up.
The truth is that we all fall short. Life is not easy! Somedays I’m overjoyed, somedays I’m overwhelmed but each day I need Jesus.
If you’re going through a phase where you feel like you can’t win from losing… when you feel like all is lost, and there is no hope in near sight. Remember Jesus died for you. The flawed, imperfect yet perfectly made you. The world will constantly notice your downfalls because they are mere humans. But give Jesus that praise as your savior for He loves you more then you love yourself.
-K.T Jacks ❤
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,