“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again, but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” Proverbs 24:16
Not everyone did well during this pandemic and that includes Christians. Just like everyone else this pandemic was a challenge for us too. Depression and loneliness are just some of the issues that faced believers, and some are still struggling as we speak, and unfortunately some caved and have become spiritually weak.
For others, they might have made some predictions about this season and helplessly watched their words crumbled, because they were made out of their own thoughts and not of God’s. As we speak some leaders have already decided to close their church doors permanently, leaving the brethren scurrying for themselves to find another place of worship, after spending years at that location. For whatever reasons, Christians are being tested and tried during this season, and some have even committed sins of adultery and fornication. What am I saying? Spiritual failure does not mean that all is lost, but instead, it means that we need God’s grace to make it. We need his mercy and grace even when we think that we are in good standing with him, and we need his grace even more when we have made mistakes and are at our lowest point.
His word tells us, “but we are all as an unclean thing and all our righteousness are as filthy rags, and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities like the wind, have taken us away.” (Isaiah 64:6). Those words spoken in Isaiah 64:6, are true (as in everything else written in the word of God). We consistently need the grace and mercy of God to serve him every single day of our lives, and there are no exceptions. It does not matter who you are in terms of earthly titles such as being a Pastor or a Bishop, no matter your position in life, you are still in need of God’s mercy and his grace to make it through. Please do not allow your mistakes to dictate your future, brush yourself off and keep on moving in God’s direction.
So, if you have committed apostasy during this pandemic, in anyway shape or form, please remember that Jesus did not die for perfect people (no one is perfect) he died for sinners just like you and I who need his grace and mercy every single day. He died for people who will eventually fall down in their faith walk and he died so that those people can get back up by faith and trust in him.
Let us pray. Lord, please forgive of me of sins today. Thank you for your word. Thank you that though I have made mistakes and have turned my back on you, I can still hold on to your grace and mercy to make it through. Hear my cry o Lord and attend to my prayer in Jesus’s name. Amen. Until next time. God bless you.
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