What Do You Do When Someone Drops You?

Has someone ever hurt you? Has a friend let you down? Have you lost a job? And, I could name many others types of disappointment that we may have experienced. To use a very common phrase today.. at times, life sucks. So what do we do when it does?
In II Samuel 4, there is a story about a son of Jonathan named Mephibosheth.        Mephibosheth was crippled as a child. The story is that one day word came that Saul and Jonathan had been killed in battle. When the child’s nurse heard the news, she picked him up to flee. As she hurried away, she dropped Mephibosheth and he became crippled.
Think about that… someone dropped Mephibosheth. Have you ever been dropped? Have you ever been mistreated? More than likely you have Perhaps you were going somewhere in life, but someone dropped you.
So what do we do when someone drops us?
First, we get up. And yes sometimes it’s tough but, we get up. Last night, I watched the movie “Rudy” again… During one scene Rudy gets hit and hit and hit and hit and hit again, but he keeps getting up. That’s what we have to do… keep getting up.
Second, don’t wallow in self-pity. I’ve done that and I can tell you, it gets you know where.
Third, move forward. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Finally, and this probably should be first… trust the Lord. You may have questions about God. You may wonder why it happened. You may not get answers… but you trust God…
“God is too wise too be mistaken,
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don’t understand
When you don’t see His plan
When you can’t trace His hand
Trust His heart.”
Have you been dropped? Join the club… lots of people have. But get up, don’t wallow in self-pity, move forward and trust the Lord.

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