Failure is a part of life. It is an undesirable part of life; nevertheless, it is necessary. Without failure, we would never know the joy of walking in strength and dependence on God. Failure brings need; need brings change; change brings perseverance. Without perseverance, we may very well just quit and sit in the middle of the road and never move again, content to never hurt again, to never trust again, to never feel again, and this would be a meaningless existence. There is no value in giving up; that is why we must endure failure so that we may come face-to-face with our need and dependence on God and move forward in His grace and His promises.
With each failure, when we turn to God, we come to know and understand more and more the Source of our strength, and we are then more likely to turn to the One who can get us through our feelings, circumstances, etc. Without failure, there is no real learning and learning is essential to growing, and lessons learned through failure leave an indelible mark upon our soul.
Today, if you feel as if you have failed, turn to the Lord. He is gentle and loving, forgiving and compassionate. He is truthful and will convict your spirit through His Spirit to righteousness. He is faithful and will be faithful to see you through your troubles.
Consider this: “…if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 And… “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalms 73:26