Mark 14:66-72

A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept.

 

A moment of weakness.

A moment of anger.

A moment of loss of witness.

 

This happens to many believers including myself. After all the anger, altercations and exhibition of character that is opposite of Christ, a brief moment of silence comes to our heart. At this time, we ask ourselves, why I did this. I am a failure unto God. God is trying to mold me into Christ like image but I am failing in everything. Am I going to fail completely? This is what went through in my heart when I was struggling to display Christ like character. Then God spoke to me at one instance and said I do not choose anybody to fail. When I foreknew you before the creation of the world in Christ Jesus and when I formed you in the womb for my purpose how will I allow you to be a failure? He explained further when I did not grasp the intensity of His word. He said, I do not allow trials in a believers life in order to fail rather I allow these trials to grow like Jesus Christ. Even though we failed many times God prays in the Holy Spirit that our faith should not be gone. This is what He prayed for Peter when Satan asks to swift Peter.

 

When there is a moment of failure, then there comes the moment of spiritual weakness. We are frustrated and angry with ourselves; because of our situation, unbelief thought arises in our hearts; all kinds of ungodliness come at that moment and oppress us. In this moment of weakness, the devil fights hard with us to leave our purity, our faith and make us to concentrate towards entertainment and worldly enjoyment to forget what has happened. But at those moments, we really need to cling on to God and His unfailing love. His love is bigger and deeper than our failures. Love covers over a multitude of sins. – 1 Peter 4:8 when this thought comes in to our heart, then we will immediately regain our own spiritual strength. God did not choose us to fail nor does He test us that we should fail. But in the midst of our failures, He shines Jesus Christ’s love to remove the darkness and make us again to shine. So strengthen yourselves who you are failed. Get your acts together unto God, the Sun of Righteousness will shine in your darkness and His love endures forever for you and me and for all. Hallelujah Amen.

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