That Your Faith May Not Fail
But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.
Jesus knew Peter would fail. He knew Peter was not as strong as he thought he was, so He prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail. This proves that our faith can still operate even when our flesh fails.
While Peter would turn away from Jesus temporarily, he would not be able to stay away. He had come too far with Jesus to completely turn back, and Jesus knew Peter would return. As Proverbs 22:6 teaches us, “Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Jesus knew He had taught Peter well and that he would return, even though he would fall.
Dear sisters, know today that you will stumble and fall, but Jesus is at the right hand of the Father praying for you that your faith will not fail. He has placed too much in you to give up on you, and His word is powerful and effective. None of us learn to walk without falling, but that doesn’t mean we give up. We must continue in our faith. God has invested Himself in you for a purpose, and He intends to bring it forth. Get up and put your faith into gear. Begin in prayer by taking all your concerns to God. Have more faith in your prayer than in your failure. God takes our prayers and works His power into the places where our flesh cannot accommodate. He is for you and not against you, even when you fail Him.
Finally, when you turn back in faith, strengthen those around you. Encourage others whose faith is failing. Use the very places where you have failed to give testimony to God and proclaim His glory. The good news about being a Christian is that when we fall, we can get up and turn back to Christ. I’m so very thankful He is praying for me today, and He is praying for you, too.
Have a blessed day!