Failure is a word that always sounds like there’s no hope for the future – That we’ve had our last chance, and blown it.
If you’ve ever been told you have failed at something or failed an exam, if it’s something you worked hard to achieve I’m sure you felt devastated when you were told you’d failed. Maybe you were given a second change, maybe you got the opportunity to reset the exam you failed or retry the task you’d failed to do correctly.
It’s not nice being told you are a failure (regardless of whether it’s true or not), but unfortunately for those who are regularly told they are a failure it can stick with them. It can make the person believe they are a failure, and that they will never succeed at anything.
In God’s eyes, none of us are failures. No matter how many times we’ve said or done things which as Christians, we shouldn’t have done, God forgives us. In fact he encourages us to tell him when we fail Him, safe in the knowledge that He will always love us and forgive us. And when we fail Him again, He again tells us he loves us and forgives us. In other words, no matter how many times we fail God, He forgives us, and gives us hope for tomorrow.