For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. Proverbs 24:16
The “Prosperity Gospel” which you hear preached on many TV channels is very heretical for many reasons. One of the reasons is the false belief that as a Christian you are going to have an easy and blessed life. This is not what Jesus taught us, in fact Jesus taught us the opposite. So with that said, as a Christian dont be surprised when you fall, however take strength in Christ that we can overcome because Jesus has already overcome the world
This is the big difference between the saved and the unsaved, when we fall we can rise again because Jesus has already Risen. When the unsaved fall, what solid ground do they have to fall on? Who is their Savior to come redeem them? This is one of the great hardships of Atheism, as an Atheist , you are alone and you are already defeated. There is no purpose for your path and their is no hope within your future. However as Christians, we have the eternal hope of our Lord Jesus Christ because he has defeated sin and death.
The number 7 in the Bible is symbolic for completeness or eternal, so as Christians when we continually fall, we will always rise again. Faith in Christ should be your battlecry! Jesus said “Those who lose your life for my names sake will gain it” (Matthew 16:25) Jesus didnt say your going to become rich or live an easy life. Christianity is about self denial not self indulgence.
The Atheist will say “ I dont believe in Jesus , therefor this doesnt apply to me” Eternity is a long time to be wrong, not only does your opinion go against the Creator of the Universe, but it contradicts the historians of world history. Make sure you have done all your research before falling on your sword
Christians who are falling, take heart and courage, Jesus has already overcome the world and He will renew our strength Amen!