One stumble does not define or break a person. Though you failed, God’s love does not. Face your failures with faith in God’s goodness. Like Joshua, when he stood on the eastern side of the Jordan, God could see the upcoming mishap. Still, he tells you what he told Joshua:
“Arise, go. . .you and all this people, to the land which I am giving” (Joshua 1:2).
There’s no condition in that covenant. God’s Promise Land offer does not depend on your perfection. It depends on his. In God’s hands no defeat is a crushing defeat. Psalm 37:23-24 reminds us the steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take. If they fall, it isn’t fatal, for the Lord holds them with his hand. It’s essential you understand this— God’s grace is greater than your failures!
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
By Max Lucado
Used by permission
From Glory Days
To Learn More about Max Lucado
• He Never Fails nor Forsakes – by Bill Bright
• Our Inability to Trust God – by Jon Walker
• Our Confidence – by Joshua Lim
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