Day 12: Get Back Up
For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. Proverbs 24:16
Falling does not disqualify us from being counted righteous; what matters is that we get back up when we fall. This scripture reminds us that even the good men and women stumble, but how grateful we are that God doesn’t hold our failures against us. Instead he encourages us to rise again and keep going. Persistence is more important than perfection. When we keep moving towards God, despite our obstacles or stumbling, he runs toward us with open arms. He calls us righteous and covers us with his grace. A failure can only stop you if you choose not to get back up and keep going. If there is something that has caused you to stop pursuing those dreams, purposes, and goals. Let it go and get back up. Rise again and see God show up in your life.
Thank you, God, that you are our biggest cheerleader. You cover us with your mercy and encourage us when we fall down. You are never disappointed in us, but are only waiting for us to get back up and take another step toward you. Thank you that you call us righteous even when stumble.