What Happens When We Stumble?

There are times in our walk with Christ that we may fail, stumble, and fall flat out on our face. We are not perfect and we will make mistakes. God won’t leave us to recover on our own or make us get up on our own. We will have a choice in our fall. We can choose to give up and walk away. That will be our choice and also the wrong choice because God does not give up and He does not give up on us. We can also make the right choice to allow God to help us back to our feet, brush off the dirt and try again. If that is our choice then changes need to be made and we must follow where God leads us.

If we fail, God will help us back up. It may take a while to become stable again. If we just say, “sorry” and things are all better, we may fall over the same road block again and again. Sometimes we may follow this path. Sometimes we must go through the consequences and the suffering that God knows will bring us to the point of being able to walk past the road block the next time it is in our path. This can be tough but it may bring about the best results because who wants to keep falling over the same obstacle. God’s timing may be a long stretch but His timing is always right.

Others watching, may want to ease the pain of those going through the suffering. This is usually human nature especially when it is someone that is close to us. We must be careful not to do more than what God would want us to do. The person may need support and encouragement but giving is not always what God calls us to do. Take time and pray and ask God what He wants you to do. Our impulse is not always the right choice just as their impulse was probably what caused the fall. We don’t want to be a stumbling block that causes them to fall short of what God has for them.

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