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God Holds Your Hand When You Stumble!

You won’t always get it right on your walk with God. NO ONE does! Sometimes you may unintentionally disobey Him, while other times you may find yourself acting in a way that you know is displeasing to Him. Either way, whether it’s from lack of knowledge or the result of peer pressure, there will be times in your life when you simply mess up.

But God is a merciful God who is full of grace. He loves you so much that He’ll forgive you when you’re disobedient. In fact, He loves you so much that even when you stumble, He won’t let you fall completely. The Bible says this:

The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand. — Psalms 37:23-24.

This means that when you trust and love God, He won’t leave or desert you, even if you’ve made a mistake! After you repent, He wipes your slate clean!

However, when you ask God to forgive you, it’s not a good idea to continue to engage in the same negative behavior over and over again, thinking that it’s okay because God will keep forgiving you. It’s really important that you don’t take advantage of God’s grace. Although God is faithful and will forgive you for your actions, He also disciplines those whom He loves. God expects you to repent for your behavior.

There are two steps to repentance:

  1. Ask God to forgive you of your sin.
  2. Choose to turn away from the behavior so that you don’t continue to displease God.

If you’re worried about something that you’ve done in the past, ask God for forgiveness and work on changing the behavior that’s displeasing to Him. One of the many wonderful things about God is that not only will He forgive you, He’ll even help you change the negative behavior. As long as you trust Him, He’ll hold your hand. Each time you stumble, He’ll pick you up and wipe you clean again. This goes for ANYTHING, no matter how big or small. God loves you and delights in seeing you happy!

Check back soon to discover five things to do to get back on path with God.

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8 Comments

  1. Em91181223

    Posted by Em91181223 on February 21, 2013 at 00:35

    I so needed to read this article! really good advice

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by godslittleartist on April 5, 2012 at 11:42

    God told me at the beginning of a relationship with a guy that he wasn’t the one for me. But, i chose to ignore God and try to get as much out of that relationship as i could. But i felt uneasy… i didn’t have a peace. I never was able to enjoy the relationship fully because the Holy Spirit would be knocking on my heart saying, “This is wrong…. Remember what I told you. This is going to not turn out well.” And so finally, after two months, I listened to God and broke up with the guy. The emotional pain is so overwhelming! My family doesn’t understand why, and the guy is hurt and has stopped talking to me even though I said that I wanted to be close friends. I had to learn from my consequences – obey God when you FIRST hear Him say something. “To obey is better than sacrifice.” Don’t learn this the hard way, like I did!!

  3. Posted by on September 16, 2011 at 19:40

    Prayer is soooooooo incredibly important to keep your life on track…if I neglect to put prayer first, even if it’s just because I’m too tired, I do feel different. As long as I put prayer first, I feel happy and content and thankful for my life and all my blessings. Beautiful picture, by the way, at the top of the article (girl holding Rosary 🙂

  4. Posted by on September 16, 2011 at 02:20

    Great advice! I enjoyed reading your article Aysha! 🙂

  5. Posted by on September 15, 2011 at 21:34

    I’m worried about something that happened in the past… I asked for forgiveness. And I will never even think of doing it again. But Im scared.. :/

    • Posted by on October 19, 2011 at 00:01

      Just pray that God will take away the temptation in your heart to do that thing and he will! Ask and you will receive!

  6. Posted by on September 14, 2011 at 19:45

    Some really good verses for this are.

    (Proverbs 3:5-6)

    5)Trust in the LORD with all thine heart,and lean not into thy own understanding.

    6)In ALL YOUR WAYS acknowledge him,and HE WILL direct your paths.

    (Jude 1:24) Now ALL GLORY to GOD who is able to keep you from falling,bringing you into his glorious presence without A SINGLE FAULT.

    IF God was not there to hold my hand,when I fell,I would not be able to get back up.

  7. Posted by on September 14, 2011 at 17:35

    . . . and this is what makes God so incredibly amazing <3