It feels awful to set our heart to do something, only to fail and let others down. An even worse feeling? To be given another chance, but fail yet again.
No one can relate to this feeling better than Peter—the one who fixed his eyes on Jesus and was the only one to miraculously walk on water. But also, the one who denied Jesus three times in Jesus’ darkest hour, even after promising he would be loyal to Him till the very end.
If you can relate to this fear of messing up, of letting others down one too many times, of not being good enough, we want to encourage you with Jesus’ response to Peter. Not only did Jesus predict Peter’s denial ahead of time, He assured Peter that He had prayed that his faith and confidence in Jesus would not fail. (See Luke 22:32 AMP) And even in the moment that Peter failed Him, Jesus turned to him with a look that said, “Peter, hold steady. I still love you”.
In your weakest moments, it is the Lord who holds onto you. It is His faith that never fails, not the other way around. No matter how many times you may have failed, Jesus loves you. Today, don’t be afraid to run to Jesus, to rest in His unconditional love and let His unfailing faith strengthen you to do what you need to!
This clip is from Why You Can Have Bold Faith Even When You Fail (17 Mar 2013)
Categories: Failure, Faith, Forgiveness, God's Favor, Guilt & Shame