Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the Kings horses
And all the King’s men
Could not put humpty dumpty
Back together again.
“So, the King did it!.”
“Pride goes before destruction. And a haughty spirit before stumbling”. Proverbs 16:18
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand”. Psalm 37: 23-24 KJV
There was a time in my life that I sought recognition as a believer in Jesus Christ. Just like Humpty Dumpty, my head began to swell with vain imaginations. My ego was inflated with the corrupting yeast. So I tried to build my ivory tower to God and in the process experienced a great fall, a fall into a pit hewed out by me. Flat on my back, I could no longer hear the Holy Spirit’s voice but rather the voice of my accuser. During this time the Lord was bringing to my mind’s surface the error of my ways, while at the same time the accuser’s finger was loud, piercing, threatening, pushing me deep into condemnation. I was drowning in remorse and I could see no path of escape (Proverbs 3:5-6).
As I struggled to analyze the situation, my dilemma became like quick sand. I was in a dry place and no one knew how to bring me out as I sunk deeper and deeper into despair. The accuser threw the “Book” at me, twisting scripture in every direction. The ultimate accusation was “Blasphemy” of the Holy Spirit which I swallowed – hook, line, and sinker. I plummeted down further into depression with a sense of hopelessness that sucked the very life out of me, experiencing oppression from every direction.
But suddenly I began to turn from looking within and began to look outward to see the needs of others. The focus on me had been diverted and once again I began confessing the TRUTH that lay dormant in my heart- “Jesus loves me this I know.” Romans 8:38
As I began to reach out to others, the TRUTH began to slowly surface – that God’s love for me was UNCONDITIONAL. During this dark and oppressive trial the Lord had accomplished His work and broke the chains of dross and set me free (Galatians 5:1).
Piercing the darkness was light and a Hand bringing me to reality’s surface.
And then my eyes were opened and I understood it – the Cross +
Christ’s atonement covering every sin in the past, present and future, washing them all away with His Blood.
I knew in an instant that the Cross is His seal of redemption for the “believer” and nothing can change it (Ephesians 1:13). The work that He begins in a believer, He will complete until the day of His coming (Philippians 1:6).
Though a believer may give up on himself, Christ never will (2 Timothy 2: 11-13).
The struggle is not to hold on, but to let go (Proverbs 3:5-6) and to TRUST in the atonement of God the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ.
He is faithful to do it!