Sustaining: Get Back Up

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.

4 thoughts on “Sustaining: Get Back Up

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  2. nicci wooley

    Hi! Thank you for sharing your story! It truly is courageous of you and encouraging to read your posts on faith and The Word of God. What are some good Bible Studies that you have done or would recommend? Thanks for your time and please check out my blog at when you have a chance. God Bless.

    1. Katy Post author

      Thank you for your comment! If you are looking for a good Bible study on grief, I highly recommend Holding On To Hope by Nancy Guthrie. I read this shortly after my first daughter’s passing and it helped me with perspective so much. Also, I like anything by Lysa TerKeurst or Beth Moore, of course. Right now on the YouVersion Bible app, Lysa TerKeurst has a 14-day study that I’m really enjoying called Real-Life Devotions. But she also has a study app called First Five that I’ve enjoyed in the past. Hope this helps, and if you have any recommendations, let me know!


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