Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Have you stumbled lately?

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delighteth in His way. Though he fall, he shall not utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand." Psalm 37:23-24

Have you stumbled?

I know that I have seen many people stumble and fall.

It could be as simple as tripping over you own two feet.

Maybe you have watched someone else.

Maybe you have stumbled in your walk with God?

Maybe you feel guilty.

Maybe you feel like a failure.

Maybe you wished that you had not opened your mouth and said what you had said.

Maybe you wish that you had not done what you did.

Maybe you wished you had not responded that way.

Could be you feel miserable, discouraged, and you would like to hide.

Wait maybe you would like to crawl off and die.

Nothing is more humiliating or embarrassing than when we fall flat in our pride.

The first thing that we want to do is to look around and see who might have been watching.

We just want to become invisible.

Even though we want to hide our on lookers have that look of sympathy.

Most times the immediate response is to help the one who has stumbled.

In all of our stumbling we have been able to get right back on our feet, shrugging off the humiliation and went on about what we had to do.

In James it talks about our stumbling.

All of us have stumbled at some point in our life.

Nobody is perfect here on earth, and to stumble is perfectly normal.

We stumble in what we say.

We stumble in how we present ourselves.

We stumble by not listening to the voice of God.

We stumble in not obeying the laws of the land.

The list is endless....

The point is we all stumble.

But God...

God is there to pick us up again and help get us started back on the right path.

We have to get up brush off the dirt, self pity and remember the promise of God for His forgiveness.

Don't be one who stumbles and gives up.

God wants to use you!

Even in all your stumbling!

He can't use you if you chose to give up.

Don't give up.

God never gives up on you!
Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin.
-Each victory will help you some other to win;
-Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue,
-Look ever to Jesus - He will carry you through! - Palmer

"For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end." Hebrews 3:14


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