I am not talking about tripping over a twig on the sidewalk, nor I am speaking of falling on black ice I cannot see.
Do you know what God has to say about walking in the light?
“He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him (1 John 2:10 KJV).”
Do you know what God has to say about walking in the dark?
“But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes (1 John 2:11 KJV).”
So who stumbles and falls? The person who hates his brother stumbles and falls.
Who stands and walks in victory? The person who loves his brother walks in God’s light – His love.
In these scriptures, the word “stumbles” also translates into “occasion to fall” and “thing that offends.”
Holding onto hurts, bitterness, disappointments, anger, wounds, and resentment is the perfect occasion to fall. Holding on to these forms of unforgiveness is an offense; it goes against the will of our Lord.
If you are stumbling through your life like I have been, if you are tripping over yourself in a failing effort to move forward, if you are disgruntled with stubbing your toes – and heart – time after time, try walking in the light.
God is love, He is the answer, and the answer is love.
Try forgiveness. I can think of no better way to begin a new year, have a new start, learn the way of the Lord, and walk forward in His will than to do as He does. Love like He does. His love forgives.