Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
SUNDAY JANUARY 16, 2022
FALLEN? DO NOT STAY DOWN
TEXT: MARK 14:66-72
MEMORY VERSE: “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief” (PROVERBS 24:16).
Life is a struggle. It throws curveballs at you, humbles you and attempts to break you down. Many fail at this point. Few bounce back on their feet and stand strong, while others remain fallen. Apostle Peter was confronted with such a situation in his life time – he betrayed our Lord Jesus Christ as foretold and fell. Did he stay down? No!
Many students are faced with academic and spiritual situations that tests their stand and faith. Some do rise above these problems and become conquerors; others fail to rise above sins and Satan’s strategies, and remain down. Peter fell, but he did not stay down. He realised his mistake, repented and rose to continue with his Christian journey and made remarkable progress and exploits thereafter.
If you have fallen or backslidden, bounce back like Peter, and the Lord will receive you in Jesus’ name. Sin brings downfall, but repentance brings divine forgiveness and uplift. It is hard to beat a person that never gives up. Put your trust in the Lord, rely completely on His promises, and abide continually in Him.
QUOTE: He did not stay down.
CHALLENGE: Stay strong in the Lord.
PRAYER: Lord, hold my hands lest I fall.