“I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid”
After Adam sinned he hid from God — when God said to him; ‘where are you?’ he replied, ‘I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid…’ (Genesis 3:9-10 NKJV). How can you know when something is wrong for you…? — when it causes you to hide from God! When it makes you avoid prayer, bible reading and fellowship with God’s people.
The Bible condemns sins such as stealing and lusting, but what about other things that are not so clearly spelled out in Scripture?
‘To fall is bad enough, but to fall and not cry out for help is worse…Some people are so full of pride and self-sufficiency they think, ‘If I can’t get up myself, I won’t let anyone help me!’ — stop being so proud. that’s what caused you to fall in the first place! The Bible says: ‘Those who walk in pride [God] is able to put down’ (Daniel 4:37 NKJV). Pride is dangerous, it forces you to lie needlessly in a helpless state for days—and sometimes years. If you’d asked for help immediately, you could have gotten up and gone on with your life.’
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is…death
You can hurt so much that you stop trusting everybody, including God. You stop praying and reading the Bible, you avoid those who want to help, and you refuse to let anybody pray for you. The Bible says, ‘Do not harden your hearts’ (Hebrews 3:15 NKJV). Today, acknowledge that you’ve fallen and let God restore you.
Prayer: Father remove pride far away from me and let restoration be thorough in every area of my life where I have been inadequate. Restore Your honor and splendor and understanding in my life in Jesus’ name.