Day 19: God restores you
I have prayed for you, that Your faith should not fail.
The strength of our faith can be measured by our ability to bounce back after a fall. Although failure is painful, it offers an opportunity to reaffirm our heart’s devotion to Christ. Jesus knew that the apostle Peter was about to trip over his own self-confidence and zeal by denying Him. Yet the Lord saw beyond his devastating failure to the disciple’s repentance and restoration. When He assured Peter that He had prayed that his faith would not fail, He was saying, in effect: ‘Peter, you will bounce back after your fall’.
Prayer: Though oftentimes we stray from you and disregard your Word, in tenderness you bring us back – our gracious, loving Lord!