“For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.” (Proverbs 24:16 ESV)
A more realistic display of His grace is seen in the believer who gets back up after yielding to temptation and again pursues Christ and His holiness rather than giving up. Rather than thinking “I thought I was something—not really needing God or His gospel any more. I’m just the same pathetic person I was. It’s pointless to keep going.”
The true marks of God’s work in us is a warrior’s attitude to fight on and an unwillingness to give in to the fatigue that we all face. So, let’s encourage one another to keep going and pray for the strength to not grow weary. A great inheritance is waiting for us … if we don’t give up.