"The steps of a
good man are ordered by the LORD:
delighteth in his way.
fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD
upholdeth him with his hand."
all have times throughout our daily lives when we may
feel a little "down" or we may become discouraged over
a previous encounter. In unguarded moments, we stumble
and fail by yielding to something that we know is not
right. We are just human. But have you ever heard the
saying, "When life hands you lemons, MAKE LEMONADE!"?
we are down and out of sorts with ourselves, and
all is going wrong around us, we need to GET UP, shake
ourselves off, and START OVER! There is something far
worse than falling down! That is staying down! If you
are a Christian, you will not be content to "stay
down" ~ you will want to be restored!
one of us is exempt from sin. But when we admit our
failures and ask God for His forgiveness, He restores
us. Once restored, we GET UP and START OVER! God knows
our struggles and our failures . . . everyone of them!
And He waits for us to seek His guidance in all of
Before Jesus went to the cross for us, He knew that we
would continue to struggle with sin, so He made
provision for our daily cleansing. He made it possible
for us to make a fresh start each day by taking time
to confess our sins, to admit our weaknesses, our
failures, and to ask God for His strength to do what
He wants us to do. As we depend on the Lord's grace
and strength, we become aware of what victory is.
Then, and only then, will we be able to truly GET UP
and START OVER!
Start your day God's way!