Temporary Setbacks

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance...

Ecclesiastes 3:4 KJV

The occasional disappointments and failures of life are inevitable. Such setbacks are simply the price that we must occasionally pay for our willingness to take risks as we follow our dreams. But even when we encounter bitter disappointments, we must never lose faith.

When we encounter the inevitable difficulties of life-hereon-earth, God stands ready to protect us. Our responsibility, of course, is to ask Him for protection. When we call upon Him in heartfelt prayer, He will answer—in His own time and according to His own plan—and He will heal us. And, while we are waiting for God's plans to unfold and for His healing touch to restore us, we can be comforted in the knowledge that our Creator can overcome any obstacle, even if we cannot.

As long as a man keeps his faith in God and in himself nothing can permanently defeat him.
Wilferd Peterson 

The enemy of our souls loves to taunt us with past failures, wrongs, disappointments, disasters, and calamities. And if we let him continue doing this, our life becomes a long and dark tunnel, with very little light at the end.
Charles Swindoll

God is a specialist; He is well able to work our failures into His plans. Often the doorway to success is entered through the hallway of failure.
Erwin Lutzer

God sometimes permits us to experience humiliating defeats in order to test our faith and to reveal to us what's really going on in our hearts.
Warren Wiersbe

Today's Prayer

Dear Lord, even when I'm afraid of failure, give me the courage to try. Remind me that with You by my side, I really have nothing to fear. So today, Father, I will live courageously as I place my faith in You. Amen