I received the following story from my friend, Irene, in an email. It caused me to reflect back on all the times the Lord has propped me up on my “leanin’ side” and on all the people who have propped me up over the years.
I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did!
When I’m asked to pray for people, I think of the old Deacon who always prayed,
Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn.
I’ve been around a long time. I’ve withstood a lot of life’s storms. I’ve withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I’ve withstood a lot of hard times, and I’m still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time.
I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side.
Sometime we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward depression or judgment of others – leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn’t.
So we need to pray, ‘Lord, prop us up on our leaning side. Then we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord in the way that’s best.
“Props” and blessings to you!