When you fall. Not if you fall. You will fall. No matter how much you long to love and serve the Lord, no matter how much you desire to please Him, you will fall. Over and again. After all, you are learning to walk. So long as you are human, you will fall short of God’s glory. His grace not only abounds. His grace super abounds. His grace is sufficient. When you believe in Jesus as Lord, and commit to follow Him, His shed blood covers you.
When you fall, do not be discouraged. Do not stay on the ground. Do not bang your fists on the cement and stare at your bloodied knees. Stand up, seek and receive the Lord’s forgiveness, and walk. Do not focus on your fall. Do not look to your feet as you walk once again. Do not look backward to keep re-playing your fall. Do not look to the right, as the Bible says. Nor look to the left. Look to the Lord and His Word. Follow Him forward.
And WHEN, not if, you fall once more, stand to your feet. And start once more. Walk with the Lord.
“Walk by faith.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
“And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” Leviticus 26:12
|“…for we walk by faith, not by sight…” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB|
“Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:24 KJV
“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:7 KJV
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 KJV
“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound…” Romans 5:20 KJV
“…My grace is sufficient for thee….” 2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV
Rom 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”