For though the righteous one may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked stumble in adversity.
(Proverbs 24:16 TLV)
There is an old saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” It is a lesson in perseverance when difficulties arise in life. From the human standpoint, it makes sense to keep trying until success becomes the outcome.
An example of this is Thomas Edison. It took him over 9,000 tries to make his experiments successful. Instead of viewing his experiments as failures, he saw them as 9,000 ways of how not to do something and he never gave up.
In the Bible, we can look at Peter the apostle who failed many times. But when he failed, he got up and kept going. He didn’t waste his falls because he learned from them.
We can learn from Thomas Edison and Peter. When we make mistakes, we can turn them into something good by learning form them. As a result, we will grow stronger, purer, and more in the center of God’s will.
Today, turn your mistakes and weaknesses around for good. Turn sin into repentance, bitterness into forgiveness, and sorrow into joy.
“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.”
- Billy Graham