Grant me to rest on thy power and faithfulness, and to know that there are two things worth living for: to further thy cause in the world, and to do good to the souls and bodies of men; This is my ministry, my life, my prayer, my end. Grant me grace that I shall not fail. The Valley of Vision
Isn’t this true?
We fail and then our emotions nosedive into discouragement and despair.
I know mine do.
I’m particularly impatient and upset with myself when I struggle with the same issues as I did twenty years ago.
But I’ve learned something over the years. Despite how often I fail (and believe me it fluctuates between hourly and minute by minute)…I now realize that the absolute worst thing I can do is to stay stuck.
No matter how badly I feel about my failings…I make it my earnest attempt to get back up and take the next step.
Can I undo the damage I’ve inflicted? Not always.
Can I right every wrong? Nope.
So, I do what I can to make reparations and keep on going.
One little step at a time.
I love how Oswald Chambers describes this so common human emotion of despair and discouragement.
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