The Upper Room Daily Devotional 17 July 2022 for Sunday Message || Standing back up
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 17 July 2022 Message by Asamoah Joseph Omono (Greater Accra Region, Ghana)
TOPIC: Standing back up
KEY VERSE: A just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. – Proverbs 24:16 (KJV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 17 July 2022 MESSAGE
I recently read that Abraham Lincoln failed in business in 1831, suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836, and was defeated in his run for presidency in 1856. Instead of despairing and giving up, he refused to stop trying his best. Consequently, he was elected as the sixteenth president of the United States of America in 1860.
Everyone experiences failure. Even Christians experience failure in studies, work, relationships, business, and family life. Setbacks are not a problem, but allowing them to paralyze our will to go on can be.
Proverbs tells us that a faithful person can fall many times, but we still have the strength to rise up again. We know that we can stand back up after failures because, as Paul writes, we “can do all things through Christ” and “[Christ’s] grace is sufficient” (Phil. 4:13; 2 Cor. 12:9).
When we fail — whether it is socially, morally, maritally, or in ministry — we cannot give up. Rather, let us look for the cause of our failures and trust that God forgives us and gives us the strength to stand up again.
Merciful God, when we fail, give us the strength to stand up again. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God’s love, not my failure, defines me.
Those suffering setbacks
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 17 July 2022 Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. Read More