Finding God in Failure
By Karen O’Connor:
When it comes to making mistakes, some days I go to the head of the class. My failures have run the gamut from marital problems to blunders with money, friendships, parenting, and work choices.
I’m thankful, however, that finding God in failure is how I get through the day. I recover from my problems and get back on the right path, because the Lord is faithful.
Know, therefore, that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God,
Keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who
Love him and keep his commands (Deuteronomy 7:9 the Bible).
I know that the God who created the Universe is for me and for each one of his people. That keeps me going, believing and knowing that I am never out of options as long as I stay close to my Lord. As Reverend Robert Schuller has said:
“If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.”
And if we never failed we’d never reach out and find God in our failure or recover from it.
Joyce Meyer’s sermon on YouTube about refusing to be trapped in bad times is a great way to turn things around when you feel like a failure.
Karen O’Connor is an author, writing mentor, and frequent contributor to the Finding God Daily blog. Visit Karen on the web at www.karenoconnor.com.