A song that I remember well from childhood is one by a band that I grew up listening to.
‘What if I Stumble’ by dcTalk
The older I grew, this song kept holding newer and more real meanings for me, because the more mature I became, the more I realized just how much I stumble as a Christian...and the questions arose. ‘What if I lose my step and I make fools of us all?’ is one of the lines in the song. And indeed. What if I stumbled? What if I fell? What would that say to the world of who and what Christians are?
These questions may have arisen in your spiritual walk too. You may have hit a point where you realize just how imperfect you are and how much you are in need of being helped up from the ground.
No, you’re not perfect. But deep down at the very center of who you are are the years of time spent in the Word, family morals, bedside prayers, and tears of redemption. You are grounded in what is good and true. You may not be the perfect arrow, but you are aimed at the perfect target.
Take heart. God can use anything and anyone. You’ve fallen, you’ve sinned, we all have. But nothing we do can ever change His love for us. It is a forever love that will always win, will always redeem, will always overcome whatever evil has wedged its way into our lives.
Don’t give up. The journey isn’t easy. But take heart. You are a conquerer through Him whose power is perfected in our weakness. It's not the fall that defines us, or how we sin, or how often. It's Who picks us up with loving arms and saves us that shows who we really are. People may see us stumble, but they really start watching when they see that we can get back up again - with our Father's help.
‘And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.’
- 2 Corinthians 12:9