Open as PDF
But if we stop believing in God and His goodness, we are without a safety rope and have no way to climb out of our pit.
Charles Templeton had lost that critical safety rope¬óhis belief in God and His goodness. Without it, he could not get back on the road to recovery. I believe that just as with Peter, Jesus is not necessarily praying to the Father that you will not fail, but that in the midst of it your faith will not fail. God doesn¬ít want you to forget His faithfulness.
Although God will not prevent you from failure, He will ensure that Satan won¬ít test you to the point of ruin, just as He did with Peter. You see, today Jesus is interceding for you (see Romans 8:34).
All of us must remember this truth that even when we are unfaithful, He remains faithful (see 2 Timothy 2:13). God¬ís goodness and love toward us will never change. ¬ďPut your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption¬Ē (Psalm 130:7).
So even when all seems dark and hopeless, I too pray that your faith will not falter. Even when all emotions and feelings dry up, hang on by faith, knowing that His love toward you is constant, as sure as the rising sun.