One thing that we talked about last night was how God never wastes a failure or a hurt. These are the two things that I think as humans we get hung up on the most. They are things that we will never be able to get away from. In this fallen world we will continually encounter times of failure and times of hurt. We all know them, we all wish we could forget them. Today I want to focus in on our failures.
We all know those times when you fall flat on your face and ask yourself, “God, how did I get here, what am I doing!?” Those are tough times. You feel like you completely betrayed yourself and God; you feel worthless. As Christians though we can lean on Christ knowing that he will heal us and restore us. Take minute to soak in our passage from our last meeting, “12Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. 13Then I will teach your ways to rebels, and they will return to you.” -Psalm 51:12-13
When you find yourself amidst a failure in your life do you find yourself running to God or away from Him? Are you able to run to Him, or do you lock yourself up in your guilt and shame? Our response to God should be that we run to Him with open arms. For those of us who have put our trust in Him, to follow Him, He has redeemed us from our sins by the blood of Christ for all time! As one who is forgive there is no failure to big to keep you from His presence, He is faithful and true to forgive! Take a look at the example of Israel in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
So for those of you who are in a time of failure, you feel worthless by God. Know that He cares for you and He is faithful and true to restore you. He will forgive you and will guide you. In all of this be proactive to humble yourself before God, pray to Him, seek Him and repent (acknowledge your sin and actively turn away from it). One thing that you will be amazed is how God will first comfort you in that time and then use that failure of yours for great things. God will not waste it, He will use it “…for the sake of His name among all the nations…”. Praise God for that this day!