January 13, 2020
When I Fall, God Picks Me Up
For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.
Failure is a part of life.
If you are not falling or failing ever once in a while, you just not growing. You learned to walk by taking a lot of falls. Imagine what life would be like if the first time you fell while learning to walk, you said: “forget this, I’m just going to crawl.”
We all fall down; what matters is that we get back up.
Jesus is watching over you today, so if you fall, He is there to help you get back up, dust things off, and keep going.
The Apostle Peter was one of the greatest disciples but was also one of the greatest failures. When the choice came to stand for Christ, he took the coward’s way out and denied knowing Him. Peter jumped out of the boat and walked on water to Jesus. He failed as a “water-walker when he took his eyes off the Lord and began to sink.
In both cases, Jesus helped Peter get back up and follow Him again. Jesus reached out to the sinking Peter and walked with him back to the boat. When it came time to choose who would give the keynote address at Pentecost, Jesus chose Peter.
God knows the stuff you are made of.
He knows you are human and doesn’t expect perfection. When you fall into sin or fail in any other area of life, know that Jesus is there to reach out and restore you. He will walk with you through the failure and bring you back to fellowship with Him.
When you fall, don’t allow Satan to convince you to stay down. Only those without hope stay down. The worse thing you can do when you fall is to remain in the dust. Reach out to Christ, and you will find help to get back up again.
Look at that promise again.
For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity. – Proverbs 24:15
If you are down from a fall, isn’t it time to turn to Christ? Put the past in the past, and get up again.
Make this confession.
- Falling and failing are natural parts of life.
- When I fall, Jesus is there to help pick me up and get going again.
- In Jesus Name, when I fall, I will not stay down.
- No matter how many times I fall, I will always get back up.
In Jesus Name,
There are a lot of discouraged and beaten down people in our world. Let’s encourage them with God’s Word. Take a moment and share this promise and the Daily Promise with someone you meet today.