This first time I read this story I fell in love with it. It creates such a visual of us leaning on each other. I hope you see it too!
Throughout my illness I have had to be propped up by one friend or more a time or two! They have kept me upright when I was doubtful that I could do that.
Sometimes it is easier, after we fall, to just stay there instead of taking on the struggle of getting up.
But thankfully, I have some awesome friends and the good Lord has been a very present help in time of trouble. He has kept me up, even if I am leaning.
I hope you find something in this story that touches you today! As always, take care of you!~Robynn
Enjoy listening to your Warm and Fuzzy here!
Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon 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 ’bout that and how much I was like that old barn. I 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.’
Sometime 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.
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