So the other day I met up with a friend and the conversation I had with him was quite interesting.
Really what it comes down to, is can you get a vision that God enjoys you, meaning that when you see Him looking at you, do you feel his pleasure towards you…
It was encouraging. It is true that there is nothing like feeling the enjoyment of God over your life. But that doesn’t mean that things in life are easy. We live in a hard world, and sometimes life is difficult.
At times you may fail, over and over- and when you feel the bitter taste of disappointment in your mouth it’s hard to stand up again.
What about when you fall? it is true that he calls us to rise again, but the guy I was just talking about put it something like this:
God only has ONE strategy, it is mercy. He desires to use weak and broken people and that is all He has to work with. We fall, we get things wrong and the only way we ever move forward is because he extends his mercy to us that we can get up again and keep going.
The bible says we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. When we fall, we can receive the cleansing work of the cross, push delete on our mistakes and stand up again.
David said in psalm 19 ‘Your gentleness hath made me great’ he was a man after God’s own heart, yet also familiar with grave sin. But he knew that when he fell, if he would turn to God then he would not be rejected. It was this gentleness of God shown by his continual mercy that was leading David to become great.
I once heard a lady say, the leaders in this generation are just the ones who kept standing up again when things were difficult in the generation before.
There are always opportunities to stay down in our failure and shame,
If we take hold of his mercy and keep standing up, if we just don’t quit — then we will make it. That is His strategy and this is His wisdom.