I love this message found in Proverbs 24:16 —
“The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.”
Our being godly is not reflected by being flawless, but instead by being faithful.
And our being faithful is reflected by pressing forward in serving God even when our failures and the forces of darkness press against us.
We all trip by committing overt sins or sometimes we subtly sin by not trusting God to help us keep doing the right things when wrong things come against us.
The godly among us recognize that we’ve fallen short of God’s glory at such times and that we’re to seek God’s forgiveness so that He’ll put us back on our feet spiritually and emotionally.
It’s a wonderful thing to experience God’s forgiveness and restoration to being used by Him at home or work or school.
“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.” (Isaiah 40:2)
God is in the lifting business, dear friend. Let’s call out to Him in faith whenever we’ve fallen.
It’s what the godly do.
As always, I love you