WORD FOR TODAY by Bob Gass

This really blessed me!




'WITH YOU THERE IS FORGIVENESS...' PSALM 130:4

Some people grow through failure; others never recover from it. They speak only of the past because they cannot get beyond it. What's the answer? See your mistakes as stepping-stones rather than stumbling blocks! 'How do I do that?' you ask, by doing the following three things.

1) You must process! You have got to process emotions like Regret:
'If only I had not failed.' Frustration: 'I thought my idea was great, why didn't they?' Self-pity: 'They hurt me so I will just sit here and lick my wounds.' Paralysis: 'I will never get beyond this.'

When it comes to emotions, the only way out - is through 2) You must decide! Solomon says, 'Though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again...' (Proverbs 24:16 NIV). You must be like the lady who said, 'I'm never down, I'm either up or I'm getting up!'

So, are you going to get up and try again? 3) You must remember You
are not the first one to blow it. Samson did by getting too close to the wrong woman (see Judges 16). Jonah did by trying to run from God's call (see Jonah 1:3). Peter did by denying his Lord (see Matthew 26:74) yet God used all of them. And He will use you too if you give Him a chance!