"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I Fall Down But I Get Back Up

We all fall down in life. Life has a tendency to knock the breath out of us. Do we just lie there? In Proverbs 24:16 it says :"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again."

One time we could understand. Two times we start to wonder. But seven times? God is not like a man. His mercy is unfathomable. He forgives more times than we can count. What do we do when we fall down? A just man gets right back up. He gets right back in line. He picks himself up. Starts walking back down that road. Back again to the mercy seat of God. Hitting our knees bowed before Him, we say,"Father forgive me. I've failed you again."

We all have messed up in life and had to get punished by our parents. They always seem to know about my mess up. And I always deserved punishment for it. "This hurts me more than it does you." I never understood that until I had children. There was that underlying Love behind that punishment.

Through it all, no matter how many times I messed up or how bad I was, they loved me. Never turning their backs on me. They would always give me another chance. Even when I had noone to call, they were just one phone call away. Waiting on me to call if I needed them. I was their child and nothing on Earth would change that.

God is like that with us. A understanding Father who knows our hearts before we speak it. Some people never had parents to love them. The relationship was torn or severed for some reason. They didn't have someone to run to. But I tell you, they do now.

A father of many chances. He's waiting on you. He patiently waits on all of us. Give the hurt to him. Let him pick you up.

My parents picked me up when I fell down. They fixed my toys when they were broken. When I got older, they helped fix my broken heart. You may not have experienced this growing up. But you have a Heavenly Father that is the great fixer, when it comes to matters of the heart.

You say, ‘you have no idea how many times I’ve messed up,’ it doesn’t matter – I’m introducing you to A God of Many Chances!

He cleans us up and dusts us off. We get back up everytime with His help. Thank you, God, that no matter how many times I fall. I get back up with your help. Then you will pick me up and carry me to your mercy seat.

Lord, I pray for You to help anyone who reads this today. Their lives may have been shattered by mistakes! People may have walked out of their lives and devastated them. This day we come before You for our friends who feel they failed too many times and can't turn to you. May the power of the Holy Spirit make Your presence known. May your comforter, the Holy Spirit, let them feel Your intense love! May they raise their head up. And see Jesus extended hand being given to them. Let them rise up and feel the merciful love You give.

In Your Precious and Holy Name, AMEN!

by Lance Gargus

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LauraLee Shaw said...

Oh, beautiful Lance. Wow. Love this part of your message especially:
"He's waiting on you. He patiently waits on all of us. Give the hurt to him. Let him pick you up."

Yes, and He is the only One who can pick us up in the way that is best. I know this oh too well.

Be blessed!

Channelofhealing said...

Amen and Amen Our God is really A father of many chances. He's waiting for us all to come to Him daily.

Godbless You Lance

Renae said...

Beautiful post, Lance, and so true! I'm so glad we have a God of many chances!


Liara Covert said...

A person is knocked down when he is approaching awareness of all he is. It is like a friendly from Higher Forces, a gesture to encourage determination and enthusiasm to keep going forward on the learning path.

Barb Haynes said...

How true is your story I just read the story and can remember falling down many times and coming home with cut knee's.

FishHawk said...

I just noticed that this post is dated "August 02, 2007." Is this because of it being held in draft?

Lance Eh. said...

Even though Jesus was beat down going to the cross, He always got back up. Good post :) God bless :)

Gigi said...

Yes! Where would I be without His Grace? I surely don't deserve it...yet he extends it so freely. I have failed Him so many times and yet He's there with comfort and mercy for me!

Rev. Thetford said...

Another wonderful post! You are so right, we will all fall, over and over again. It is the getting back up that is important, and the Lord always has his hand out, all we have to do is take it!

Enemy of the Republic said...


I'm sorry I haven't commented. I don't know why, but I found this post difficult--maybe it is just where I am at.

Salty said...

Reminds me, I need to start over.
There are many unanswered questions, but He knows what's best for me. Thanks for the post. Glad I came across this blog:)

AngelBaby said...

It is so true that God is always there for us. He loves us no matter what we do and it is wonderful to know how much he loves us. All we have to do is give him our problems and he will take care of them for us with love. What more do we need, nothing.

Love and Blessings,

Sónia said...

Just beautiful Lance! You touch the heart of all that read your posts, because your love for Him is true and pure. Thanks!

SimpleSimon said...

Great analogy...I'm a parent myself, so I know exactly what you mean (from both ends). I'll be back to view this blog often.

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