“I…lifted my eyes to heaven, and…I was restored.” Daniel 4:34-36 NKJV

When King Nebuchadnezzar repented, his “understanding…reason…honor and splendor returned…and…[he] was restored.” But when we have an image to maintain we’re reluctant to ask for help in case people think less of us. One author writes: “To fall is bad enough, but to fall and not cry out for help is worse…Some people are so full of pride and self-sufficiency they think, “if I can’t get up myself, I won’t let anyone help me.” Stop being so proud; that’s what caused you to fall in the first place! The Bible says: “Those who walk in pride [God] is able to put down” (Dan. 4:37 NKJV). Pride is dangerous; it forces you to lie needlessly in a helpless state for days-and sometimes years. If you’d asked for help immediately, you could have gotten up and gone on with your life. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is…death” (NKJV). Have you ever tried to rescue an injured animal? It doesn’t know your only desire is to help; it just knows it’s in pain, and as a result it strikes out at the person who least deserves it. This is especially true when you’ve been wounded by someone close to you and didn’t see it coming. You can hurt so much that you stop trusting everybody, including God. You stop praying and reading the Bible, you avoid those that want to help, and you refuse to let anybody pray for you. The Bible says, “Do not harden your hearts” (Heb. 3:15 NKJV). Today, acknowledge that you’ve fallen and let God restore you.

Path Of Life Devotional



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