Friday, January 14

Get Up, Brush Yourself Off, and Keep Going . . .

“The righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity. ” -Proverbs 24:16

The holiday season is over, winter has settled in, and though it's getting lighter, still the days seem so dreary. Many Christians may be walking into these days with an unsettled heart that may lead to depression. But it need not be that way. In fact, it should not be that way. What we must learn is what Proverbs says above, keep getting up. Don't quit. C.S. Lewis explains:
No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered children by the time we reach home. But the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes in the airing cupboard. The only fatal thing is to lose one's temper and give it up. It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.
Now, that's a good word of advice isn't it? Despite how it sounds, it is not the sin in us that is so bad as it is our disregard for it that matters. Stay alert, remain sensitive to sin's power, and you're on your way to a godly solution.

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