You can make a comeback

'Samson prayed... "Lord, remember me...please strengthen me just one more time."' Judges 16:28 NLT

There's an old saying that goes like this, 'Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakens and knows it has to run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakens and knows it must outrun the swiftest gazelle or it will starve to death. It matters not whether you're a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up you'd better be ready to run!' Peter warns us to be alert because 'Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8 NIV).

Have you read the story of Samson in the Bible? He was a guy with a massive weakness which seemed to ruin him but, in the end, he did an amazing work for God. His weakness? A woman: 'She pressed him daily...and urged him' (Judges 16:16 NAS). Note the words 'pressed' and 'urged'. Be ready: the enemy will keep chipping away at the cracks and all it takes is one moment of weakness to ruin everything.

But, Samson remembered God! And God was there, patiently waiting, arms open the whole time. Samson's last recorded prayer was from a prison cell, 'Lord, remember me...please strengthen me just one more time' (Judges 16:28 NLT). Was his prayer answered? Yes, and his final moments were used to bring havoc to the enemies of God.

So what now? Regardless of where you are or what shape you're in, turn to God. He'll straighten out the crooked places and help you make a comeback!

Soulfood: Num 1-2 Mt 10:11-20 Ps 100 Pro 3:7-8,

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