“Say to them, ‘This is what the LORD says: When someone falls, he gets back up. When someone turns away from me, he returns – Jeremiah 8:4 (GW)
Falling is never easy. Sometimes, it hurts. Today’s Bible verse challenges us that when we fall, fail, or mess-up, that we should get back up.
Getting back up can be a really hard thing to do. You might have to overcome some fear of failing in an area. You might have to overcome some pride and ask for forgiveness. Regardless of what it is you need to do to get up after a fall, it’s in the getting back up that you are able to move forward.
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Getting back up takes guts. You’ve got to put aside any fears, hurts, and negative emotions to get back up. It takes guts to face a friend that you’ve hurt and tell them sorry. It takes guts to stand up in front of your class and give a speech when you messed the last one up really bad. Getting back up takes guts, but it’s always worth it in the end.
So if you’ve experienced failure recently in any area, be encouraged. You’re not alone. Begin the process of getting back up and turning to God for help. God is always ready and able to help you whenever you need it!