Today my son decided to ride a small bike with stiff, unyielding pedals. He tried to move it forward but it was slow-moving and he became frustrated. It seemed best for me to give the bike a push to start with, then he could take over with the pedals. It worked well. I’d push a little, then he’d pedal, and so on. It was a team effort. I didn’t do the job for him, but was there when he needed a bit more momentum.
The beginning of any new endeavor is often the hardest. We’re in unfamiliar territory, and we’re not always sure how to tackle it. Without a ‘trainer’ – or someone to push us along when we need it, we could easily give up.
I love the encouragement God gives when we’re ‘riding new bikes’. He sets us free to learn and develop our skills, but is always there behind us with whatever we need. He won’t take over, but he’ll be ever-watchful, ever-attentive and ever-delighted in seeing us learn and grow in the job he’s given us.
What new things are you tackling this year? I have a few ideas I’m a bit nervous about, but I’m so thankful God is right behind me. If I fall? He’ll be right there to pick me up and put me back together again – like he always has.
I love this song. It’s all about stepping into the great unknown with God.
thank you for putting this song up. I love it
No worries, yes I love it too! Thanks for dropping by 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for dropping by 🙂
Oh I love this–the visual of God always behind me, ready with a push to help, or a pick me up and hug me–love it!! God bless you BIG! love, sis Caddo
I’m glad Caddo! Thank you. He certainly is always there, with whatever we need. Praise God!
You think of the best analogies! The comparison of God’s support to a parent’s assistance with a child riding a bike is perfect.
Thank you Janna!
Thank you for encouraging us to try new things because we have a faithful Lord ever watching, guiding and sometimes pushing! God bless you! And I loved the song too!
Amen! In a sense, we have nothing to lose when He is with us. Thanks heaps Debbie 🙂
I love this song too! thanks for sharing it. You’re comments are right on too. Thanks again.
Thank you! Much appreciated. Enjoy all that God has for you this year 🙂
Trying new things is often scary for me, too. Thanks for the reminder that God always has our backs!
This is a pretty song -I’ve never heard it before.
He does indeed have our backs! May you enjoy taking risks knowing that, in a sense, there are no risks with God. He is always with us!
Thanks for dropping by,