Just because we fall, doesn’t mean we can’t get back up.
I find it interesting the Scriptures call me holy in one breath and then say with the next that I am imperfect (Hebrews 10:14).
We see our brokenness. God sees our potential. We see ourselves as we are currently. Our Father sees us as the finished project He started at the point we transferred trust from ourselves to Jesus.
This is partially what Jesus meant when He said, “It is finished.” He took care of our sin – both purposefully and unknowingly committed; and made us good with the Father all in one sacrifice – His.
Solomon wrote that “there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.” (Ecc. 7:20) We are made righteous through Jesus’ sacrifice. We can do the right thing, but we don’t always do it. This is our battle.
Solomon also wrote, however, “The righteous falls seven times and rises again.” (Proverbs 24:16) This doesn’t mean we should fall. It simply means we’re in a battle where we do. We can rise after each fall.
We have a Father who is there with open arms when we fall saying, “Get up. Try again.”
So will you?