HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Because we all have a bent toward stumbling, Jesus said, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Again, God is faithful to offer us a way out when we face temptation, and we’re wise to walk with Him and come boldly in prayer to ask for help. As we depend on Him, we praise Him for answered prayer, just as David praised God for making “a wide path” to keep his feet from slipping.
The great promise of scripture is that although we will stumble many times on earth, a true child of God cannot stumble away from His saving grace, and He will continue to make us more like Jesus. God will accomplish His great recovery plan. Jude’s doxology includes these words: “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy….”
The marvellous truth of scripture is that God Himself helps us recover when we stumble, and He redeems our walk for His glory and delight.