Being a Christian is a process. It’s not a destination we suddenly come to. It’s a journey. Maybe that’s why it’s often referred to as a “walk with the Lord”. We have to keep our eyes on Jesus so he can guide us as we learn and grow.
Just like a child learning to walk - sometimes we stumble. Sometimes we take our eyes off the path we have been set upon and try to go our own way; causing us to trip. Sometimes we may even fall flat on our face.
It hurts. As we lie in the muck, feeling bruised and broken, wondering where we went wrong.
Fortunately, we are not alone. God is there. If we cry out to Him, He will gently pick us up, and set us back on the way He has set before us. If we let Him, He can take the struggles, the scrapes, the bruises - and use them for something good.