Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | February 2, 2023

Completely Helpless

“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.” Romans 5:6 (NLT)

There was a time when my younger son screamed about everything. When I say scream, I mean it sounded like he was auditioning for the victim in a horror film. Granted, stepping on a Lego is painful, but there is absolutely no reason to scream when you lose your pencil or can’t get your sock on straight.

The screaming left every last nerve in my body frayed. I finally warned Kaden that if he kept screaming about everything, we might not come when he really needed us.

A couple of days later, I came in the house from getting some orange juice out of the refrigerator in the garage when I heard screaming. I was tempted to ignore the screaming and vacuum the sunroom like I planned. Something (or someone) blocked me from going about my business so I reluctantly checked on Kaden first.

I turned the corner and froze in fear. Kaden balanced precariously at the top of the stairs dangling over the banister. He was in a plank position with his belly on the banister. His feet hung over the stairs while his head fought gravity over the hard floor fifteen feet below. His strength began to fail him, tipping his feet higher and higher. He couldn’t get himself back on his feet since his palms were facing the wrong way. His arms were shaking with the effort of trying to hold on.

I raced up the stairs and pulled him away from the banister. As I held him in my arms, he cried over and over, “Thank you for saving me!”

Just as Kaden was helpless on the banister, we are helpless in our sin. Our pride and rebellion mire us in the quicksand of sin, pulling us down deeper as we struggle to break free in our own strength. We need a Savior to rescue us in our helpless state. Christ came at just the right time.

We may have trusted Christ for salvation one day in the past, but do we entrust Him with our needs each day?

“Thank You, Lord, for coming at just the right time to rescue me from my sin. I entrust You in all my helplessness with my daily needs.”

For His Glory

Tammy Randlett (
TRBC Women’s Life


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