Riding in the Wheelbarrow

Riding in the Wheelbarrow

By – Charles B. Mayes

I am reminded of the preacher’s old illustration about an expert tightrope walker who was at Niagara Falls.  The rope was already stretched between his side and other side.  He said that he was going to cross the Falls on the tightrope pushing a wheelbarrow.  The crowd was amazed at his statement.

Then he asked the group, “How many believe that I can walk across this tightrope pushing this wheelbarrow all the way to the other side?”  Most of the people raised their hands.

Then he continued by asking, “Who will ride in the wheelbarrow with me pushing it to the other side?”

No one raised their hands.  One version of the story has one person saying “I will ride in it.”  Then the person did ride.  Another version has the person riding in the wheelbarrow, losing faith, and then the tightrope walker carried him to the other side.

What about us?  We have put our trust in our Lord Jesus Christ to take us where He wants.  We have not only thought about getting in the wheelbarrow of faith, but we are now riding in it.

During these hard times, do we keep trusting Him as we ride?  It is not an easy ride.  It is a treacherous ride.  It is a ride where we don’t know our future.

But Who is taking the wheelbarrow across this harmful area?  It is our Master.  He not only keeps us on the swaying rope, but gently calms us all the way to the other side.

Riding in the Wheelbarrow © 2020 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

“He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” [Holy Bible – Psalm 112:7 (NIV)]

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Praying Through / Orando con fervor

Against All Odds
against all odds / contra todo pronóstico

  Praying Through

Acts 12:1-19

Is the weather rough
On your life here?
Having trouble trusting?
Are you in fear?

Are the winds blowing
Hard on your soul,
So strong that you aren’t
Letting God have control?

When Peter was put in chains
The Church knew what to do.
They got together
And earnestly prayed through.

Then the chains fell
And Peter walked away free.
The Church was astonished
At what they did see.

Do the dark clouds overcast you
With not one answer found?
Then it’s time to pray through,
‘Twill make your life abound.

— Charles B. Mayes

Praying Through © 2019 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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Sometimes when we encounter tough times it is necessary to pray through those situations.  Tough times don’t last, only our tough God does.

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Orando con fervor

Hechos 12:1-19

¿Está haciendo un mal tiempo
aquí, en tu vida, ahora?
¿Estás teniendo sentimientos de temor
y crees que tu confianza no aflora?

¿Están soplando los vientos
violentamente contra tu alma,
tan fuerte que no dejas a Dios
tomar control sobre la calma?

Cuando Pedro fue encarcelado
la congregación sabía qué hacer:
se reunieron, fueron juntados
y oraron hasta el anochecer.

Entonces las cadenas cayeron
y Pedro fue puesto en libertad.
La congregación estaba asombrada
porque vieron a Dios en actividad.

¿Te ofuscan las penosas nubes oscuras
y no logras ver entre ellas una salida?
Entonces es hora de orar con fervor,
para que halles abundancia en tu vida.

— Charles B. Mayes

Orando con fervor © 2019 por Charles B. Mayes. Todos los derechos reservados.

Traducido por Samuel Rondón Acevedo.

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Traducido por Samuel Rondón Acevedo.

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Praying Through

Against All Odds
Against All Odds

    Praying Through

Is the weather rough
On your life here?
Having trouble trusting?
Are you in fear?

Are the winds blowing
Hard on your soul,
So strong that you aren’t
Letting God have control?

When Peter was put in chains
The Church knew what to do.
They got together
And earnestly prayed through.

Then the chains fell
And Peter walked away free.
The Church was astonished
At what they did see.

Do the dark clouds overcast you
With not one answer found?
Then it’s time to pray through,
‘Twill make your life abound.
(Based on Acts 12:1-19)

— Charles B. Mayes

Praying Through © 2013 by Charles B. Mayes.  All Rights Reserved.

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Sometimes when we encounter tough times it is necessary to pray through those situations.  Tough times don’t last, only our tough God does.

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