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GOD’S PLAN FOR THOSE WHO FAILED

Micah 7:8-9 KJV
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me

Rev. 12 describes the devil as the accuser of the brethren. In order to keep you in a fallen state, the devil attacks your confidence, joy and peace. He would constantly bring your past into the present to destroy your future.

No matter how far you’ve gone, God is never with the devil against you. He will never hold hands with the devil. Besides, it’s God’s goodness that brings you to repentance.

The Holy Spirit will not only convict you of sin, But He will also help you overcome sin and heal your wounds just as He restored Peter. It’s like when a surgeon diagnoses cancer, the surgeon removes it, stitches the patient and helps the patient back on his feet. Falling has a good way of humbling us, makes us realize our weaknesses and makes us more compassionate.

God’s word to us when we fail stands. Jeremiah 3:12-13 KJV:
“Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger forever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God”

A sin acknowledged, confessed and repented of will not distort your standing with God. He’s the one that justifies us through the price Jesus paid. To justify means “just as if…” It’s like working on MS Word and you apply the justify function to a long write-up then everything becomes well aligned.

Therefore, in the words of the writer of Hebrews, strengthen the feeble knee and the arm that dangles. The past is gone, run back to God and have your future back. The journey isn’t over yet. You can still fulfil God’s purpose for your life.

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