By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 05/23/21
What an awesome God we have! He picks up the tattered threads of our disobedience and weaves them into something breathtaking. He pastes together the fragments of our fractured lives into a fantastic picture.
As a believer in Christ, you will continue to face challenges, and you will continue to experience temptations. But when failure or discouragement comes, don’t let them render you ineffective. Instead, turn your discouragement, your setbacks, and your failures around by surrendering them to God.
By recognizing our sin and the discouragement that it brings, we can address its effects and make positive changes. So, face failure head-on. Don’t ignore it when it happens.
Learn from your failure. Don’t waste your defeats. Never let failure be an excuse for not getting up and trying again, for out of the jaws of defeat, God wants to give you victory.
Despite the high cost of our disobedience, God provides forgiveness and reconciliation through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Disobedience can cost us dearly, but God’s mercy and grace are priceless.
Prayer: God, thank You for Your mercy and grace. Help me to surrender my failures and discouragements to You. Thank You for Your patience and love. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship” (Romans 12:1).