I was listening to an old Donnie McKlurkin song the other day. The lyrics declare, “We fall down, but we get up.”
It’s basically saying, sometimes, we as Christians, miss the mark. We sin. We make mistakes, But we rise again knowing we are forgiven and redeemed, knowing we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 5:21).
But you know, sometimes life pushes us down as well – jobs downsize, sickness comes, stock markets crash, storms whirl. And sometimes we are knocked down. Friends betray, spouses leave, adversaries steal, strangers mock.
It doesn’t matter how we get there, the ground hurts. The ground is uncomfortable. But Uncle Donnie is correct. Regardless if we failed, were pushed, or knocked down, we, as sons and daughters, get back up again. There is a spirit of righteousness inside of us. There is spirit of steadfastness within us. There is an overcoming, against all odds, never give up, tenacious spirit within us! The same power that raised Lazarus after four days reside within us. Therefore we rise.
We get up stronger, wiser, more determined to win. It doesn’t matter how long you have wallowed on the ground in guilt because you made a mistake, or self-pity because circumstances pushed you down, or victimhood because someone hurt you. Today, it’s time to get up. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Rise.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
I Corinthians 15:58 NKJV