Making Good out of Failure

Making Good out of Failure

 
I praise you, Lord God, for your great Love, your persistent Faithfulness, your mighty Power, your wide Wisdom, your deep Knowledge, your pure Righteousness, your perpetual Perfection.
 
You are the One I can trust today, the One who rules every day, who rights what is off, who redeems what is lost, who restores what is broken, who reigns in every circumstance. You are God, you are Great, you are Glorious and you are Gracious.
 
I commit myself to praise you with all my heart, with all my being, all the time. I choose to embrace what you bring, what you reveal, what you allow. I thank you for my failures, which point me away from myself to you, breaking me of self-reliance, of pride, of independence, of selfishness.
 
Thank you for your very specific working in my life, your personal, careful, exact plan to fashion me more into the image of Christ. While I do not like it when this includes breaking, I do love the outcome of seeing you more clearly, of worshiping you more deeply, of growing in trust, of seeing your great power at work.
 
In thinking about my inability to bring a good resolution to the group conflict mentioned earlier, you used my failure in this to reveal my unhealthy desire for success and praise, my pride, my selfishness, my wanting a specific time table.
 
Well, all that cannot be changed now, but I can repent, change and grow through it all. To you be glory in it, Lord. I see right now that this failure is a blotch on your name, but praise you that you can turn it into a positive as you desire.
 
Thank you for helping me to recognize my weakness, my smallness, and to see more clearly your greatness and power. It is such a wonderful thing to be your child, to be your servant, Lord, to join you in what you are doing. Help me, help all of us to be humble, to discern what you are doing and to join you in it so we can bring you glory and honor.
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