Get back up

GrowEven as a Christian who is pretty strong in their faith and someone who is considered a leader in church, I still struggle.  No matter how deep in your walk with God, you will still have struggles.  It’s just your reactions and attitude to these struggles that will change.

Even a few months ago I was feeling a little low.  I was struggling deeply with my attitude.  I wasn’t having the right attitude about the area I was serving at church or even my relationships with other people.  I kept asking God what was wrong and He answered – it was me.  That’s a hurtful and humbling time when God tells me I’m what’s wrong in my life.  But that’s because I’m such a moody mess at times that satan just gets a foothold and won’t let go until I boot him out (with God’s help).

When I am feeling down and low, I know God will use it to help me grow.  I just can’t stay at that low place – I have to get up and carry on.  So even with the issue I was struggling with, I stayed close to God and kept praying and reading His word.  Eventually I was able to overcome that and grow from the situation.  Our walk with God is not a straight upward hill.  But it is also not straight across either.  It is up and down up and down – but every time you go down, you got up a little bit higher the you were before.  Proverbs 24:16 says “The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.”

So remember, if you are going through a struggle right now, get back up again.  God will use it to eventually make you stronger, even if you don’t see it right now.  He is constantly refining you.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for taking me low moments and helping me learn from them so I can continue to grow.  Please help give me a hand up when I am feeling down and thank you for loving me no matter what place I am in at the moment.  Amen.

 

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