If I could count the number of times I have failed in my married life it would fill volumes of books! When you don’t get it right, Jesus can give you grace.
The real problem is that as women, we don’t give ourselves grace. Not at all!
You are probably a perfectionist or maybe you are the type who is afraid to try something. Did you know that is because you might be afraid to fail?
I told you in this post that I used to make homemade birthday cakes for my kids and husband. Invariably they would fail and the icing would be sliding off the top of the cake. If that wasn’t the case I would ‘glue’ the cake together with icing or use toothpicks!
The reason we so desperately need this verse is that we are so totally insufficient.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
The thing that I am meditating on this week is how ‘Jesus loves you infinitely in your insufficiency!’
Have YOU Ever Had a Personal Fail?
I shared about my fails and now it is your turn to share about the time(s) you failed. Tell about it in the comments because you will help someone else know they are not alone.
When I was a young married girl, struggling in my marriage. I thought that I was the only one not able to pull off a blissfully happy marriage. There is comfort in knowing that others have traveled the same road before.
Not so that you are pulled down into the pit of your failure but so you are lifted up, knowing there are solutions and victories ahead.
Jesus Give Grace for Your Fails
When I fail, I am devastated.
Either I have no solution or I am scrambling to fix the mess.
The last thing I usually think about is to ask Jesus to help me out of my mess! That is doing things in my own strength. I am still learning after all these years!
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
What a reassuring verse and yet too often as women we are giving ourselves a hard time because of our fails!
Are you obsessed with perfection and live life trying to get everything right?
Do you not give yourself much grace?
I know that has been my problem!
Jesus will make a way where there is no way.
Jesus puts your fails back together perfectly on the outside and inside. The situation may be the same and there might even be consequences for your actions.
BUT . . .
He works IN the situation and does miraculous things to turn things around. You can’t do this on your own and you will NEED him in order to get it right.
God wants to meet you by providing all your needs in the most remarkable way!
How have your fails impacted your life? How do you see that turning these issues over to Jesus’ control will empower you going forward?
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