PICKING UP THE PIECES

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22: 31-32). 

You will recover and bounce back from your failures.  Our Lord knew this of Peter and he knows it of you.  As devastating as Peter’s denial of our Lord was, ultimately, it would make him sympathetic, understanding, less self-righteous, and all the more wise in dealing with his Christian brothers.  It’s never a question of will you fail, but how you respond when you do.  God’s not looking for flawless heroes but forgiven servants who pick up and continue on in the forward journey of faith.

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