Whenever you suffer a set-back or failure, remember there are a host of biblical characters who failed: Peter sliced off someone’s ear and denounced his relationship with Jesus. David committed adultery. Saul persecuted and killed believers. Jonah refused to follow God’s instructions and go to the city of Ninevah. Moses struck the rock too hard.
God hung out with failures! “The LORD said: People of Jerusalem, when you stumble and fall, you get back up, and if you take a wrong road, you turn around and go back.” Jeremiah 8:4-5 –
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Now dust yourself off, my friend. Get up and move forward. God’s grace is covering you!