Luke 22:32 (Make A Comeback)

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“But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:32 NLT)

Read: Judges 2:10-23, Judges 3, Luke 22:14-34, Psalms 92, Psalms 93:1-5, Proverbs 14:1-2

Relate:  When we make big mistakes, there is a small voice in the back of our heads telling us, “you can’t comeback from this one.” I wonder if this thought crossed Peter’s mind when he heard the rooster crow. He had been so certain that he would do anything for Christ, even go to prison or face death, yet he failed to admit to even knowing Jesus that same night. This is why he wept bitterly as he realized his failure. He had truly believed in his own strength to stand up for his beliefs, and he had failed.

Peter was not left in his failure. In fact, because Peter had an intercessor, the same man that had been so weak would later be able to strengthen others. Peter was not down for the count. All he needed for his comeback was turn to the man in his corner, the man who had been interceding for him, and repent. Jesus had pleaded in prayer for Peter. He indicates in Luke 22:32 and again in verse 34 that he knew Peter would not have the strength to stand firm, and that he would fall before the morning. Jesus knew how low Peter would fall, but he also knew what Peter could become afterwards.

React: Peter, who had been too weak to admit his relationship with the son of God, became the mouthpiece of the early church after the day of Pentecost. He was the first leader in the Christian world to boldly cross the barrier between the Jews and the gentiles. When Peter repented, he put his trust in God’s strength rather than his own, and he became a rock of the early christian church.

We might see our shortcomings and our failures and believe that we can never comeback from them. However, Jesus is our intercessor. He has prepared a path for our comebacks. The very same things that bring us low can be turned to help us to strengthen others who face battles similar to our own. God has big plans for your life, even in the times you fail. Because you have an intercessor, your story isn’t over; he is able to turn your failures into a great comeback story.

Respond:

God, I thank you that you do not leave us when we are down. I am so grateful that you are fighting for me, and I pray that you will use my weakest moments to bring you glory as you write my comeback story. Amen.

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16 thoughts on “Luke 22:32 (Make A Comeback)

  1. Reblogged this on emalineachieng and commented:
    kwa hivyo hiyo set back ikawa ndio your come back.
    GOD WILL RESTORE TO YOU A HUNDRED FOLD.
    HE did it for HIS servant JOB na atakutendea wewe pia.
    COMEBACK yako iko mikononi mwa SIR GOD.AKIKUITA SAY GOD YES SIR.
    UTAPOKEA YOTE YOUR HEART’S DESIRE.IT IS ALL IN GOD’S HANDS
    THE BUCK STOPS IN HEAVEN AT GOD’S GREAT WHITE THRONE.
    delight yourself in the LORD. and HE shall give you the desires of your heart.
    EMEN.GOD IS NOT MAN THAT HE SHOULD LIE

  2. I really appreciate your thoughts on the topic of failure. It is something that we can all relate to. My favorite thing that you said was, “…I pray that you will use my weakest moments to bring you glory…” What a powerful statement.

  3. Reblogged this on GraceRedeemedMe and commented:
    This article spoke to my soul. Many times I have allowe my self to entertain condemnation, guilt and shame, because i amde a mistake and thought my whole walk was messed up. But now i will say ” Therefore, there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1

  4. Thank you for this post. I have fought with perfectionism trying to do everything an end up doing everything wrong. This was an encouraging word that reminds me that the Lord has not finished his work in me. I have reblogged this for others to share. Dont give up, nor give in!

  5. Pingback: LUKE 22:32 (Make A Comeback) | Live.Love.Pray.

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