For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes. – Proverbs 24: 16
They rise again.
I like this verse because it doesn’t say that the righteous experience smooth sailing. There is this idea that when bad things happen, it’s because we are bad people. But that’s just not so!
But it’s not any of the righteous’s strength that keeps them going, it’s God’s strength. God raises us back up, props us up when we can’t do it on our own. He is the one holding us up, our arm limply around his neck as we take the next steps forward. He is my strength in weakness. I am so thankful for a God willing to stoop low to raise us up each time we fall.