Rise Up!

Sometimes we stumble and are able to catch ourselves and other times we fall flat on our face.  Sometimes we are quick to get up and other times we lay there unable to move.  Sometimes it hurts on the outside and other times the hurting is greater on the inside.  Sometimes we are unharmed and other times we are left bruised, bleeding or broken.  But no matter how minor or significant a fall may be, one thing is true of them all, you never forget them or lessons they teach❤️

Had I not fallen I would have never come to know a greater depth of His love, kindness, care and compassion towards me and others.  I would have never gained a greater understanding of the saving and healing power of forgiveness.  I would have never truly known how much I need Him and how dependent I am on Him to live.  I would have never learned how to walk at a safer pace, moving more slowly and carefully.  I would have never had the strength to encourage you today that it does not matter how you got where you are but it only matters that you resolve not to stay there.  What matters most is that you believe you are loved, your heavenly value is great and you are worthy of so much more!  What matters most is that you get up and not let the fall define you!  What matters most is that you shake the dust off and move on with your life❤️

So if you have fallen recently, no worries!  You’re not the first person to ever fall.  Jesus knows how to handle these things well.  Saving is His specialty!  Jesus will take you by the hand and help you rise up.  He will strengthen you and encourage you on to greater things!  It may not be easy but with God all things are possible❤️

For a righteous person falls seven times and rises again. Proverbs 24:16

And looking at them, Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

So do not fear; you are more valuable than a great number of sparrows. Matthew 10:31


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