You know that fall… the one that makes you question why you ever wore those shoes, or why you wore the over-restraining skirt. I’m talking about the fall where you feel as though you will always be in pain. The fall that makes your head spin in ways you never thought possible? Those falls are horrible… but you get up, you do the best you can to stand, even if you need someone or a couple of people to pull you up. You may need to go to the nurse, or the ER, depending on the magnitude of the fall. You may need to lay off those shoes that triggered the fall for a while, and you may need to use an ice pack, pain meds, but you do all that you can to nurse yourself back to good health.
If your fall was VERY bad, you may need to get stitches… I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen any pretty stitches. They are ugly, but after a while, the doctor takes it out, and the body does what it’s designed to do. You grow new skin to clear things up again. Unfortunately, in some cases, a scar is left… Although healed, the scar is there to show you that you are a victor! You overcame the ordeal.These kinds of devastating falls happen a lot in our walk with Christ. No one is immune to that possibility of falling so hard! As with a physical fall, you may not wake up thinking, “oh, today I’ll fall… I better wear a helmet.” You kinda just fall. A few weeks ago, I fell. It was a bad fall… I’m still in the healing process. I fell bad…so bad, so flat, and so low that I thought I could never be used as a vessel of God again… But the grace of God. I try not to take the grace of God for granted, but He understands that we are simply humans. Although we are spirit filled, we are flesh, we are naturally sinful and sexual beings. Yes, a lot of us rely on the scripture that says God doesn’t tempt us beyond what we can bear, we are still prone to fall, to a lot of temptations more often than we would like.
When you fall, all God requires is a heartfelt apology. In Joel 2:13, we’re told to “rend our heart and not garments. Return to the LORD our God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in loving kindness And relenting of evil.” God is faithful. He assured us of our stance with Him through the following scriptures:
“Romans 3: 23 – 24: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Yes, people may look perfect on the outside, but NO MAN, I’ll take that to the bank, is without sin. It’s not possible. But God has given us continuous access through the priceless gift of His son, Jesus.
“2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
We sin, over and again, and we beg God to remove that sin from us. “God, I don’t want to keep doing this. Remove the pleasure I derive from this.” We may these cries to God, but His will cannot be questioned. He is working in us, and even in the lowest point of our lives, we are made perfected by His power.
“Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Even when we feel far from God, drawing close to Him is about the only thing that can bring us close.
God understands us, He forgives us when we repent. His grace is sufficient for us. Be encouraged. Please share this with your loved ones, follow oreofetalks on all social media, and feel free to ask any questions, or give comments on this. I love you!