Is that you today? Are you feeling like a failure? Here is someone who truly felt like a failure and who felt God had abandoned him as well.
Do you remember that time Elijah was agonizing over this same Israel and cried out in prayer?
God, they murdered your prophets,
They trashed your altars;
I’m the only one left and now they’re after me!
And do you remember God’s answer?
I still have seven thousand who haven’t quit,
Seven thousand who are loyal to the finish. (Romans 11:2-6, MSG)
And the scripture continues to say…
It’s the same today. There’s a fiercely loyal minority still—not many, perhaps, but probably more than you think. They’re holding on, not because of what they think they’re going to get out of it, but because they’re convinced of God’s grace and purpose in choosing them. If they were only thinking of their own immediate self-interest, they would have left long ago. (Romans 11:4-6, MSG)
Now as we sit and consider how we think we have failed and are abandoned,…consider this.
Failure only means that we didn’t do so well the first time, but that we will have more opportunities and we can and will try again as they come our way.
Forget the mistake and remember the lesson!
Prayer- Lord, give us the gumption to get up and try again, because that is what you would want us to do. Amen.