Sometimes life comes at you really fast. That is how things have been for me of late. Actually, things haven’t really slowed down. I have been busy “running my race.”
On any path, it is possible to encounter obstacles that can cause us to stumble, perhaps even fall. It’s not, however, about whether or not we stumble or fall but what we choose to do afterwards that really matters.
Jesus said in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)
Becoming a Christian doesn’t mean that all of life will be great. We are told in no uncertain terms that it will not. But immediately after that, we are commanded to take heart for we have the knowledge that the battle has already been won. He is victorious, and therefore, so are we.
Don’t quit running your race. Grab a fresh water bottle, tighten up those laces, and keep pressing on. Blessings untold are our reward. We can’t know what we might miss if when we fall we refuse to get up again.
God tells in Hebrews 13:5: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Armed with that promise, “let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”