“but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.””Luke 22:32 ESV
I take so much comfort from this verse. Jesus is interceding for me on my behalf to His Father. I am sadden over people who wander off from the faith journey. But I know that God is sovereign and He is allowing these individuals to have this time so that when they come back to Him, they can be as fearless as Paul, as encouraging as Peter. God has shown us so much grace. I am comforted in His promises.