The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked. - NLT Proverbs 24:16
It’s funny how the world we live in pushes survival of the fittest, dog eat dog, be the best, and do whatever floats your boat. Many people see these things as worldly competitive challenges, but for others, the thought of these types of sayings are ways that quickly lead to failure. They are seen as brick walls that can’t be overcome. Jesus followers see beyond these earthly sayings and seek wisdom from God, but those that seek the approval of the world often feel defeated. Proverbs 24:16 makes it clear that with our faith in the Lord we may fall, but we will never fail. We may get knocked down, but we will always be able to get up. I heard it like this once “If the world knocks me down, I hope it puts me on my back because if I can look up, I can get up.” The wicked fall and only see darkness. Christians fall and can still see the light. No matter how the world pushes you to experience failure, remember we serve the Savior of the universe and when we put our faith in Him we may fall, but He helps us get up. Pray today that God would give you the proper perspective to face the world and that His strength would provide for you a way to get up.