The Conviction of the Word of God
A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the Word that Jesus had said to him, “ Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept. Mark 14:72
For Peter the struggle was real. He was a leader among the disciples. He was outspoken at times to a fault. Yet he loved Jesus and wanted to be there for him. He had even pledged to die for Jesus. Nevertheless Jesus predicted that there would come a time when Peter’s resolve would fail. There would be moment when Peter would realize that he wasn’t as strong as he thought he was. It was the night that Jesus was betrayed.
Three times Peter did what he felt he was incapable of doing, he denied Jesus. Peter had been warned that Satan desired to sift him like wheat, and for the moment he had. When Peter came to grips with his failure it broke him. Thankfully that was not the end of Peter’s story. His weeping endured for a night but joy would come in the morning. When Jesus was resurrected from the dead He met with Peter privately and restored him. Later on Jesus restored Peter publicly in front of the other disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
Maybe you have failed recently. Perhaps you have stumbled into an area of sin. You have come to the realization that your not as strong as you thought. Like Peter, if you are broken and repentant, Jesus forgives and restores. Call to mind the words of Jesus. Let His word accomplish its purpose in your heart.