One More Time—Falling and Getting Back Up

Do you feel like a failure? Are you brokenhearted? Have you struggled with the same things for years without victory? Have you felt like giving up? Don’t!

Just because you have failed once, twice or even hundreds of times, that does not mean that you cannot succeed. A friend of ours once told us that a high-ranking officer in the military told him that he would rather have someone under his command who had fallen and gotten back up than someone who had never fallen at all. He knew that the one who had fallen and gotten back up would not easily succumb to defeat. 

The person who has failed at receiving healing from past pain and trauma, but continues to pursue their freedom is very likely to eventually be victorious.

The enemy of our souls, Satan, encourages people, including and especially Christians, to feel defeated and discouraged. If we allow him to accomplish that in our lives, he has won the battle. However, he does NOT win the war! The Bible makes it clear that Satan and his forces will be completely defeated in the end. We must hold on to that truth as we fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12).

Regardless of what you are facing today, do not give in to the temptation to give up! Yes, there are horrible storms that come into our lives. Those situations can cause us a lot of emotional, spiritual, or physical pain, and trauma, but our victory is found in overcoming through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:31-39 says, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.  Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (New King James Version)

We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ!

Do not give up! If you have fallen again, get back up one more time and fight for your victory. You will succeed with the Lord Jesus Christ by your side. Take His hand and let Him lead you into freedom. He loves you and wants that for you more than you can imagine. I have witnessed Jesus Christ set hundreds of people free from past pain and trauma. He will do the same for you!

For suggestions regarding how to receive help, check out our HELPFUL RESOURCES page, or send us a prayer request using our PRAYER REQUEST form. Your freedom from past pain and trauma  is worth fighting for. Be filled with hope today!

Kathy Shelton