What to do after you stumble

August 15, 2019 by Dr. Jack Graham

… though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

–Psalm 37:24

God knows more about you and me than we will ever know about ourselves. And one thing God knows about us is that we will stumble.

You and I stumble as a result of making bad choices and sinful decisions. These stumbles are disappointing to us and, of course, to God. But more than that, Satan would use every stumble to crush the life out of us.

Remember the line from that commercial, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”? Well, that is exactly how Satan wants you to feel when you fail. He wants you to believe that if you’ve stumbled, you are done. But that’s a lie.

You see, God wants you and me to learn from our mistakes and to make progressively better choices for our lives. And he knows that we will stumble in the process. The great thing about our God is that when we fall, he wants us to get back up and to try again!

Right now, even if you’re thinking, “I can’t get up another time,” you must. You have no idea how close you may be to the victory that God wants to give you if you’ll just get back up… believe… and trust in him!


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