47 Things on Thursday: Strong and Gallant

The weight of the ball was more than I expected. I lifted it up as I eyed my target.  A few swift steps and I released the heavy sphere and it rolled quite aggressively down the lane! Bowling was such a gamble.  How much was really skill and how much was pure luck, I never really knew.  The ball explosively crashed into the rows of pins —  a spare: One pin STANDING!  UG.  I knew my next roll was a shot in the dark.  All my adrenaline halted within me as I stood gazing at the defiance of the solo pin proudly standing.  Alone. Strong. Gallant.

Isn’t this a great picture of God?  He is often the lone, strong, and gallant ONE standing when all else has fallen.  I experienced God this way as I endured my darkest moments of my Christian walk.  Many things have fallen in my life.  Jobs, homes, a baby, health — all these have been lost in devastating ways.  And yet….GOD


GOD STANDS.  Simply. He never falls.

He says in the Scriptures,

“I am He; I am the first, and I am the last” (Isaiah 48:12).


“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).

During Cancer treatments, as I lay in excruciating pain feeling like death was at my door, I knew that the LORD, and only the LORD was all I had left.  I knew HE was the only ONE left standing in my life.  Strong and Gallant is HE.

The LORD Himself tells us He is and was and always will be who He is.  the ALMIGHTY.  Yes.  Strong and Gallant.  The LORD stands!  He is ready to lift you, carry you, sustain you, and love you til the end.

Friends,  when all else is fallen around you — believe and trust that the LORD still


Praise His Holy Name!


See you next Tuesday!