The Power of Righteousness

The Power of Righteousness
Most believers struggle with their identity.  They allow their failures and sins to identify who they are.  I can’t tell you how many people I have counseled who believe they are losers because of their past.  Sadly, even friends and family have reinforced this erroneous idea in their heads.  The truth is, as a believer in Jesus, He has given us His righteousness as a gift (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Being righteous does not mean you will never fall.  It means when you do fall, you get back up again.
“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes” (Proverbs 24:16).
How does God help us get back up again?  So glad you asked, and I promise the answer will bless you.  The last verse in Psalm 23 about Jesus being our Good Shepherd, tells us something we should never forget.
“Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell forever (throughout all my days) in the house and in the presence of the Lord” (Psalm 23:6) AMP.
Whenever you fall, you fall into the arms of God’s goodness and mercy that will never fail you.  God uses His goodness and mercy to raise you when you fall.  It is His unfailing love for you that helps you stand up again after you have fallen.
Do me a favor.  Turn around and say, “Thank you goodness and mercy, for always being there for me to catch me when I fall and for raising me up again.”
                                 Ed Elliot

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