On bended knee


Abraham Lincoln one said that there are times when he found himself falling to his knees before God, for there was no other place for him to go during the darkest days of Civil War.  I think there are times like that for all of us.

We don’t even need to be enduring bad times to respond in this way, in fact there are times to jump for joy to the Lord, and there are times to fall on our knees in thanksgiving as well.

The most important thing, whether we are living in good times or bad, is to remember that we need to be near to God…

Come, let us bow down in worship, 
   let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; 
 for he is our God 
   and we are the people of his pasture, 
   the flock under his care.

Psalm 95:6-7

God is my joy and my sustenance; my happiness and my comfort.

God is my life and my strength; my creator and my redeemed.


About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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15 Responses to On bended knee

  1. Amen. But I find as I grow in God that the times when there are other things to do besides fall on my knees ate becoming fewer.

  2. A very stirring post for me. Thank you! The photo is perfect too!

  3. vw1212 says:

    So true. peace and release comes on our knees. vw

  4. Kitsy says:

    …spent a lot of time on my knees today.

    Tell me about that fabulous (see, I was going to say amazing, but found another word) photograph. It is so rich in color. Jewel tones. Okay, it’s amazing.

  5. Citizen Tom says:

    I don’t know how some people endure without being able to turn to God. I just wish I was as ready to turn to Him when thing seem to being going well.

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