God Extends His Right Hand to Save You and Protect You
He does not leave you nor forsake you. God extends his hand to you to save and protect you. How comforting these words are and how much we need to hear them! O you who are attracted by the pleasures of this world, and you are attracted by exciting scenes and p*ornographic films, and by following the news and everything that is new, and you are attracted by fashion and bewitched by beauty,
And panting after lust and money. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself: When I fall into a disease or a difficult experience, is there a hand that can pull me up and lift me? Is there a savior? O, wanderer! How long will you waste your life on earthly pleasures and idle lusts..!?
Humble yourself under the hand of the Lord
Come to the Lord today and ask for his help, and repeat with Peter these words. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:6). So humble yourself and bow down to this great God, that He might extend His mighty hand, save you, and revive you.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains, from whence my help comes, my help is from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip. Do not slumber your keeper, either slumber or sleep the keeper of Israel, the Lord your keeper. The Lord is your shadow on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will protect you from all evil. Protect yourself. The Lord preserves your going out and your coming in from now and forever (Psalm 121:3) He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber.
No one is able to keep our feet from slipping, except the one about whom the psalmist says: “He will release my feet from the snare.” (Psalm 25:15). St. John Chrysostom sees in this phrase that God is the source of our comfort and reassurance, as He does not allow our feet to stumble, and watches over us to give us peace and tranquility.
Do not let your foot slip”, meaning that you do not stumble, but God extends his hand to you, does not abandon you, and does not leave you… From this, it also arises that even what we contribute we need His grace so that we remain safe and continue without disturbance.
Saint John Chrysostom
Choose for yourself the one who neither slumbers nor sleep, then do not move your foot. God will not sleep. If you want a keeper who will not sleep, God chooses a keeper for you. Who thought of blocking my steps?” This cannot be understood in a physical way. It blocks your steps from the straight path, makes you fall into the road, pulls you out of the road, and makes you stand in the way, or back to where you were.
What happens to you is obstruction and deception. You must pray against this so that you do not lose the heavenly inheritance so that you do not lose Christ, since you are his co-heir, for it is appointed for you to live with Him forever, who made you an heir. You become an heir, not to the one who succeeded him after his death, but to the one with whom you live forever.
The arrogant hid for me a snare and ropes, they laid a net, by the side of the road, and they laid snares for me. The enemy of good does not stop setting up hidden nets and traps to hunt the innocent. He trains his self-employed slaves to be skilled and experts at setting his traps. They use every means to set up temptations to attract them, so they fall into the devil’s web. God extends his hand to you
The psalmist asks and prays to the Lord God, to protect him from falling, and protect him with the spirit of discernment, wisdom, and strength, for there is no salvation for him except by his divine work. Besides the roads, they put snares for me”, not in the ways, but beside them. The ways are the commandments of God. They put stumbling blocks beside the way. I hope that you will not withdraw from the routes so that you will not be rushed and fall through stumbling blocks.
We must pray at all times, saying to David: “My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.” (Psalm 17:5) and he stood on the rock between my feet. Establish my steps” (Psalm 40:2). God is the ruler of our invisible hearts, who is able to direct our desires toward virtue, because she has the willingness to deviate toward vice, either because of her lack of knowledge of good or her pleasure in passion.
This is clearly shown in the words of the psalmist: “You made me fall” (Psalm 117:13) declaring the weakness of our free will, and then he says: “But the Lord supported me” (Psalm 117:13) declaring God’s help for our will. (Google Translate)
Father Pius Farah Edmond
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