February 24, 2021
During the course of our life, we may feel at times that we are at the end of our rope, in a pit that we can't get out of, or stuck in a rut and seemingly can't get on with life, but it's during these times that we need to remember that we are in God's hands. When facing obstacles in our life, we may trip and fall, but God's hand is always there for us to lift us up. Just as God was there to lift Peter up from the crashing waves, so is He there for us when the waves of life come crashing in on us and our focus veers from Him. David states in Psalm 37:24 that, "Though he fall he shall not be utterly cast down for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand." Aren't you glad when you mess up and fall spiritually that God doesn't forsake us and cast us away from Him but instead stretches out His hand to lift us up? God wants us to finish the race that we are in and the course that has been set before us. The Bible states that two is better than one because if one falls, the other can help him up (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). It is far greater to go through life with God because He will help us up when we fall. Though some may turn their backs on us, God will never, but instead will continue to work on us and to lift us up when we stumble. Don't give up when you fall and fail in life, but rather learn from your mistakes, get back up with the Lord's strength, and continue on living for God and serving Him. The devil will try to discourage you when you are down but don't listen to Him because God will give you the strength and stability you need.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV)
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