16 Better is a little that the righteous has,than the abundance of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous. (WEB)
Our Heavenly Father has many names, one of which is The Ancient of Days. He has always been and will always be. No matter how old we become, He is much older than us. Since fathers are fathers all of the days of their children's lives, to God, we are just little.
Though we grow up and think we are big, in our Dad's heart, we are still just little ones. For those who have children, think back when they were toddlers just learning to walk. Once they mastered crawling, the next challenge was to master walking!
First they had to master simply standing. A chair, a coffee table or a parent's loving hand made for ideal stabilizers to hang on to in case they would begin to wobble. Then after standing for a while, they would then start trying to take a step or two. Inevitably in the early days of learning to walk, they will fall down.
Now think of your father's/mother's heart towards them when they would fall down. Would you be mad at them? Would you scold them for not getting it right? Of course not! They are just little and the most natural thing that we could do is pick them up, hug them and encourage them to try again.
I believe that is kind of how our Papa sees us. Sometimes we stumble and fall in our journey. Just like a loving father would do for his little one, I believe our Heavenly Father rushes to our side and upholds us in His hand at the time that we need Him most.
My prayer today for anyone who has fallen at one time or another, to get up and try again. Our Father is right beside us and is ready, willing and able to catch us if we stumble.
23 A man’s goings are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way. 24 Though he stumble, he shall not fall, for Yahweh holds him up with his hand. (WEB)