Every day, I get out of bed and tell myself that THIS is the day that I will do good! I won’t make the mistakes and stumble at every turn.
Every day, I fail. What a wonderful blessing that He loves me anyway. What a blessing that He bestows that grace even though I don’t deserve it!
I guess it sounds strange but as I have failed, and as He has rescued me over and over, my faith has grown stronger and stronger and the peace that has evolved through those failures is phenomenal! I know where my trust lies and with whom. Oh, what a feeling!
There are many people who are struggling. God’s grace is available to them too. No matter what they have done, God loves them too. Sometimes we can help and sometimes we can’t. There is one thing we should always be doing though:
In His light,
God’s Strength Saves Us
The Daniel Plan
This happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. —2 Corinthians 1:9 NIV
Did you know God sees mistakes as a normal part of life? He is not surprised when you stumble on your way.
God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. In fact, he uses our failures to show us that we need him and to drive us into his arms of grace.
God once told Gideon, an Israelite war leader, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me’” (Judges 7:2).
So God whittled Israel’s army down from thirty-two thousand to three hundred men, so that the odds would be impossible without God’s power. God sometimes does a similar thing in our lives to keep us from being able to say, “My own strength has saved me.”
Food for Thought: Failure is a great opportunity to learn to rely more deeply on God, who can turn challenges and obstacles into new life.