The Fingertips of God

Almost! What a terrible experience. God wants to give His people more than His fingertips. When we are on a ledge with nowhere to go; He wants to reach to us and firmly grip his Hand into ours. 


When we fall. Vince Lombardi, the great coach of the Green Bay Packers said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, It’s whether you get up.” In the Book of Proverbs we read, “ The righteous falls down seven times, but he gets up eight.” There will be many times in our lives when we seemingly can’t rise to the occasion. God is more than willing to lift us up again. 


When it seems we are out of reach, He asks us to let go of the things that are stretching us away from Him. It is so easy to be entangled by the snares of the present age. We can’t reach up and down and expect more than the fingertips of God. What can be worth so much that we would ignore the wonder of God’s blessings? Realize the agony of being pulled in opposite directions and then realizing failure.


I read once a retake of the old saying, “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” How about, “When you get to end of your rope, let go and let God.” He will be there to catch you firmly in the palm of His hand and he will not let you slide off His fingertips, either.

Larry Reinhold