“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) This verse came to me during a certain point this week when I had a rough day. I “slipped” I guess you could say. It wasn’t a big slip, but I felt so bad afterwards. I immediately prayed and asked God to forgive me. In times prior to this, the words “You’ve done it now. You might as well not even act like you believe in God anymore” would enter my mind, and then I would start falling away. I would feel as if I did not deserve God’s love because I made a mistake. I would let Satan take over by filling my head with lies. Well, not this time! During my prayer of repentance, I also said that I would not allow Satan’s lies to ever hinder me again.
I have watched this type of thing happen to many people. They try hard to lead good Christian lives, and then they make a mistake, and just give up. It is at times like this that we should really try harder. We need to pick ourselves up, and keep moving forward in our journey. It is important to remember that we were all born into sin. Romans 5:12 – “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” We will make mistakes. We will fall. Its when we fall and do not repent of our sins that trouble begins and can very well remain in our lives. Proverbs 28:13 says “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy”. We are invited to confess our sins and obtain mercy. Wouldn’t that be better than slipping into a life full of sin and corruption forever?