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He Will Not Let My Foot Slip

by Sue Griffiths

I lift my eyes to the hills- Where does my help come from? my help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber …
Psalm 121:1-3, NIV

A few weeks ago, I did and said something that upset a family member. I never apologised. I was impatient, and what I said was unkind, totally unnecessary, and probably spiteful. The family left us shortly after the incident and I went on as usual. But I felt bad. I felt a bit grumpy about this same family member. Nothing was said. We went our way. They went theirs. And our communication continued with WhatsApp … But …

‘He will not let your foot slip’. One day I read this psalm and this sentence spoke to me. ‘He will not let your foot slip.’ I know that in the last few weeks, since this incident happened between me and my much-loved relative, there has been a barrier. I’ve felt it. I have felt upside-down with God. I found I hadn’t wanted to pray. I felt too tired and busy to have my time with God in the morning. I felt upside down and very distant from prayer and from God’s presence. Then it dawned on me that God wasn’t letting me go. I had to put things right and apologise, forgive, and ask for forgiveness over this silly little incident that had upset me and upset a member of my family - and which couldn’t be righted between me and God, or that person, until that putting right had happened.

My foot had, indeed, slipped – and God wasn’t giving me peace until things had been put right. I had to send those apologies. They were genuine. I felt so bad about it. But now the air is clear, and I know that things are right between us. That cloud has lifted! My peace has returned.

Sue Griffiths Sue found deep inner healing through the teaching and ministry at Ellel ministries and is now part of the associate ministry team at Ellel Grange. Previously, Sue was a specialist in English Literature and a vicar’s wife. Her passion is to see others coming into freedom in Christ in their personal lives. Sue’s an outdoors person, loves gardening, walking, and many creative things. She and Richard, her husband, now live in Northumberland and enjoy a great family of 3 grown up kids and some grandkids.

 

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