Sometimes no matter how hard you try, things don’t work out. Nobody likes to fail, and it’s normal to feel horrible afterwards. When you lose time and resources, you feel that it was such a waste. But was it really?
Why does God allow failure? Maybe you were betting on something that wasn’t good for you in the long run. Failure can also be a way to help you develop patience. Or maybe it’s to give you a better understanding about other people’s struggles. In every case — if Christ remains at the center — your character grows in a heavenly way.
When you feel defeated, return to the basics of your faith. Return to something eternal and solid to rebuild and begin again. Like the death of Jesus, your defeat is not the last chapter in your life. Find victory everlasting in Christ.
We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:28, 37-39
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness
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