Inspired and healed after a fall

One night, as I walked to the train, I took a major spill on the sidewalk. It wasn’t an insignificant tumble, and my face received the full impact. Concerned helpers were on the scene immediately, offering to call for emergency aid and suggesting I sue the city for its poorly lit sidewalk. But all I really wanted was to get back on my feet and be alone so I could pray.

The Psalmist said: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand” (Psalms 37:23, 24). Although stunned by the fall, I had confidence that divine help was at hand and that this whole scene could turn around quickly.

I thanked my helpers for their concern and called my husband to meet me for the train trip home. I was a sight—covered in mud, and I could feel my face swelling. It felt as though my nose might be broken and my teeth had been badly jarred. So I headed on the long walk toward the station, keeping my face averted with my head down. And I began to pray.

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