Failure.

What a “wonderful” word that perfectly encapsulates the human condition. Or at least from my current perspective, the word that most aptly describes what I feel. Can Christians feel like failures, though? I mean, Jesus has won the victory. We have hope. We have a reason to live. We have the Holy Spirit’s assurance. What a wonderful life! So why does failure still haunt. Still torment. Still exist?

Psalm 51… points to an admission for failure. And there is certainly something commendable about that prayer, for Christians… in that shows how a man reaches out to God in the midst of failure.

But the kind of failure that is most disastrous for Christians, is one the leads us away from God. Where we only look to ourselves, our weaknesses. And not to God, who is (who can be) our strength.

Right now I oscillate. But more towards the non-God type.

Oh, God. Even as I currently lay low in failure, make it turn out that I am actually lying in front of you, at your feet.

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Philippians 2:11-13 (NIV) (12)Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, (13)for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

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