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Bounce Back

Bounce Back: Stronger Than Before

Good morning Ekklesia 

In life, disappointments are inevitable. They come unexpectedly, shaking our faith and leaving us feeling defeated. But as Christians, we are called to bounce back stronger than before, never allowing disappointment to define us or hold us back.

The Bible is filled with stories of individuals who faced disappointment but rose above it with God's strength. Joseph, for example, endured betrayal and imprisonment but eventually rose to prominence because he trusted in God's plan. Romans 8:28 reminds us that "in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

When disappointments come, we may feel tempted to retreat or give up. But God calls us to press forward with courage and determination. Proverbs 24:16 says, "For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again."

It's in the rising again that we find our strength. We learn from our failures, we grow from our setbacks, and we emerge stronger and more resilient than before. Psalm 37:24 assures us that "though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand."

So, let us never be afraid to live and try again. Let us embrace each new day as an opportunity for redemption and renewal. As we trust in God's unfailing love and His promises, we can face disappointments with confidence, knowing that they are not the end of our story but merely a chapter in the greater narrative God is writing for us.

As we bounce back from disappointment, let us remember the words of Isaiah 40:31: "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

May today, be the first day you bounce back. May you rise stronger, soar higher, and live fearlessly, knowing that our God is with us every step of the way.

LoveUmorethanUknow,  Pastor Stephän Kirby


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