by Jeff Schreve

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How to Get up When You're Down (5 of 5)
Series: Got Trouble? - What to do When You Don't Know What to Do
Jeff Schreve
Habakkuk 3:16-19

If you have your Bible, please turn to the Book of Habakkuk. Habakkuk's toward the end of the Old Testament. If you start at the end, Malachi, and just keeping taking a left, you'll finally hit Habakkuk. Habakkuk has a great word for us today.

Some of you may remember that in the late 80s, early 90s, there was a company that had a commercial on television. The company was called Life Call. It was a medical alarm company. And they produced a product, and they had the commercial to promote the product, but the product was very, very good. It was a little pendant that elderly people who lived alone and disabled people who lived alone could wear this thing. It was a medical alert, a pendant. And if they fell, or they got in trouble or something happened and they needed help, they could just press that button and it would immediately call this network. And people would be there to help them and call doctors and ambulances and things like that. They didn't spend a lot of money on the commercial. And the commercial, it's kind of a reenactment. And it showed an elderly woman and her walker was knocked over and she was on the ground. And she presses the button and they say, ''What can we do to help you?'' And she says, ''I've fallen and I can't get up.'' Does anybody remember, ''I've fallen and I can't get up?'' It became a catch phrase in American culture, ''I've fallen; I cannot get up.'' Now when you fall down physically and you can't get up, it's good to have Life Call. And you press the button and somebody can come and help you get up.

But what do you do when you've fallen and you can't get up because life has mowed you down? It's not a physical fall; it's an emotional fall, a spiritual fall, a mental fall, you have been blindsided by life. How do you get up when you're down? It's a good question because life does that to us ...

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