” The steps of the good man are directed and established by the Lord
when He delights in his way and He busies Himself with his every step.
Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord
grasps his hand in support and upholds him.” – Psalm 37:32 (AMP)
Mistakes happen in life. It happens with the big and the small, the
super-rich and the raggedy poor. It happens with the prayerful and the
prayer less. It happens with everyone.
It is a major reason people do not bear fruit, sustain what fruit
they bear and have no result to show for their efforts. Many of us
have made mistakes and rather than move on ahead have remained there
whining, complaining, blaming other people and better still, blaming
What is mistake? To miss taking a thing; a result of carelessness or
misunderstanding: failing to hold with the hands or the legs,failing
to hold or comprehend with the reasoning. Mistakes lead to failure.
As God orders the steps of the good man. It is expected that he will
not stumble. But the bible makes it clear that he can and will
stumble. And this is because he can always hold or comprehend what
God is leading him through.
Beloved, God knows you can fall and make mistakes. Don’t crucify
yourself because you made one. It only proves you are flesh and
blood. “And the LORD said, My spirit will not always strive with
man, for he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and
twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3)
“Flesh” will always make mistakes. God knows this and even
acknowledged ” For a just man falleth seven times and riseth up
again.” Proverbs 24:16a God knows you will fall again and again.
Perfect, “seven times”, almost without redemption fall. So why do you
God is not counting that against you, rather His hand is stretched
out to you, to uphold you and pull you up from the fall, pull you up
from failure, pull you up and out of decay, if you will reach up to
take His hand. “For the Lord grasps his hand to support and uphold
him.” He will only hold it against you when you refuse to “rise up”
to His prompting.
Even those that walked with Jesus made mistakes. One of them was
Peter who denied Jesus three times. (John 18 :27) Even at that Jesus
did not condemn, criticize or destroy him. Instead He reinstated him.
Three times Peter denied Him and three times He reinstated him. “Feed
my lambs…. Feed my sheep….Feed my sheep.” ( John 21:15-17)
There is something ahead of you, get up and face it! Lift up your
limp hands, strengthen your legs, pull yourself up and start all
over again! You can’t win if you quit! There is so much for you to
live for. God has not written you off and don’t dare write yourself
off! You made a mistake and fell. So what? You are not the first
neither would you be the last! Only be more careful henceforth.
Watch where you go, what words you speak and how you interpret what you hear.
You can’t fail.