God-loyal people don’t stay down ...


No matter how many times you trip them up, God-loyal people don’t stay down long; Soon they’re up on their feet, while the wicked end up flat on their faces. Don’t laugh when your enemy falls; don’t crow over his collapse. -Prov 24:15-17

There is one constant in life that wise people understand - failure is necessary to succeed. People who understand this get up when they fall - they do not let a setback cause them to stop pursuing their dream. Thomas Edison failed thousands of times before he made the first light bulb - invention is often a process rather than an event. He once said:
"Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up."
It speaks to me about how we always need to persevere and not stay down when we fall. Many people in the bible understood this. Jesus told a parable that teaches us to pray and not give up. The book of James tells us that this kind of prayer is effective. Often getting up is about praying when we are down. Sometimes success is a prayer away.

Help us Lord to always pray and not faint. Renew our strength when we are down. Teach us to get up when we fall.


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