23 The steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take. 24 If they fall, it isn’t fatal, for the Lord holds them with his hand. TLB
When we decide to follow Jesus, He does not assure us that life will flow smoothly, but in spite of anything bad that may happen, God assures us of His protection.
Actually, God can keep us from stumbling, from being harmed or from experiencing pain, but why does He allow such things to happen? Because the Father delights in us, His children. As we stumble, we learn how to rise and walk. While He wants us to experience victory, He will first allow us to experience failures. As it has been said, “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” (Colin Powell)
Good men don’t give up when they fail. When they fail, they learn.
Pastor Obet Mendoza