When you stumble, fall and hesitate to stand up.
Remember that the ground on which you lie is the very ground you fought hard to stand on.
You failed to do that on your own.
But Jesus came to your rescue and He lifted you from the ground.
He became a pillar so you could stand. He guided each and every one of your steps. Paving the path and lighting the way. The road was wide, for use by all. Yet Christ thought of you and made a sidewalk.
He walked with you patiently during your baby steps. And He stayed by your side as you progressed.
He made you right and took what was left.
You are a prize to Him, not a victim of theft. His love for you is sempiternal and not bereft.
You can still call out to Him.
He will help you stand up again, pick up where you left off, and regain your strength.
The race is still on.
And with Christ as your partner in the faith marathon;
Consider your victory, already won.