A Saturday Morning Thought
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2013 Aug 24
A Saturday morning thought . . .
"The righteous may fall seven times but still get up,
but the wicked will stumble into trouble" (Proverbs 24:16).
If you fall today, you can get up by God's grace. If you fall seven times (the perfect number!), you can still get up. It's not the falling that defines us. It's getting up by the grace of God. You're not a failure just because you fall. You're only a failure if you stay face down on the ground.
Do not despair when you fall, "for the salvations of the Lord are never exhausted" (George Lawson).
Be encouraged, child of God. Your Deliverer is on the way, and you will rise again.