Let’s leap some walls

With You I can attack a barrier, and with my God I can leap over a wall. Psalm 18:29

I often have grand designs and misplaced youthful exuberance. For example, sometimes at night, I eye the foot board of my king-sized bed and consider hurdling it. Getting into bed the normal way seems so trite. But the truth is, if I were to try to hurdle the foot board, chances are strong to very strong that I would end up badly injured, quite possibly in need of a cast of some sort.

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I know this, because I’m not even all that successful at walking through open doors without incident. More times than I would like to admit, I have missed and slammed my shoulder into the door frame. I’m not sure if the problem is judgment, skill, or a combination of both, but either way, I’m no Gabby Douglas.

Maybe that’s why I like Psalm 18:29 so much. David undoubtedly had a better vertical leap than I do, but the wall he faced was still too high. He felt hopeless – death seemed inevitable (18:4,5); his enemies had him right where they wanted him, and they were too strong (17). There was no way around the thing; he had to face it head on.

In David’s distress, he called out to God. As he called out to God, he found security (25-28). Then security turned to confidence. David could, and would, accomplish the impossible with God on his side.

I don’t know what barrier you’re facing, but I know that God is bigger. We will not fail if we will recognize that we don’t have to depend on our abilities, but can trust in His faithfulness and power. Believers in Christ, we are the church, God’s chosen people, and that is no small thing. It’s time to stop letting the walls we face stop us, and start leaping.

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