“Falling down doesn’t make you a failure, but failing to get up does.”
Thomas Edison was a man who saw many of his experiments fail, but he continued doing them anyway. He knew that it was better to get up than to give up.
In the life of the Christian, we face many trips, tumbles, errors, and failures. The “voice” that visits us in those moments is not the voice of the Father, but of the adversary. He doesn’t say, “Nice try.” He shouts, “Failure!” He asserts, “You can’t live this Christian life.” Or, “You were better off before you started on this ill-fated journey.” Or, “Stay down. You won’t be missed.” Or, “You deserve better than this.”
It’s the Other Voice that you want to hear. That Voice says “Let me help you with that.” “I have been there before, and I know you can make it.” “My strength is sufficient for you.” “I will never leave you or forsake you.” “Together we can become strong.” Or, “Take my hand.”