“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth ”
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure, the most precious gift I have – life itself (words of Walter Anderson).
My friends, your lives improve only when you take chances. Don’t remain in the fall because it is often said – a man’s downfall is not the end of his life. Many have come out of the worst shock and are accomplishing great feats because the hope against hope and beloved in God to help them.
What will make you rise again from that terrible set back is about who is watching your back. I have my back fully covered by my Saviour who will not allow me see shame or be stranded.
He has supplied all I need to stand up to. He is all to lift me out of the miry clay of life. He came and will wash me clean and nurse all my fears until my faith grows stronger. Get up, don’t lie there!