Post-from-the-past Friday: It’s A New Day!

This is an old post from April 2007

I love the line from Anne of Green Gables where she says, “Today is always fresh with no mistakes in it”!! These have been a few weeks of successes and failures…often more failures than successes! I seem to get caught up in one area only to fall behind in at least one (often several) area. But I am always encouraged with the verse that tells us, “the righteous man falls 7 times but rises again.” Phew!

Man down

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God is the God of redemption – and He even redeems my failures as I surrender to His will and walk in repentance (whether in known sin or just omission) with a willing heart to please Him in all I do.

Sometimes my failures are of my own making. I CHOOSE to sin; to give in to my flesh. Whether it be in eating that handful of M&Ms or getting frustrated with my child, I too often step out of His power to keep me in His hand and set my foot upon the rocky and shifting soil.

Sometimes my failures are beyond my control. There are so many areas in my life where I need training from the Lord, areas where I’ve never learned how to do certain things. There are also areas in my life that are dependent on others for completion. If they fail to do their part, mine also falls apart ending in failure for me as well.

Sometimes my failures are part of God’s training for godly character in my life. There are times when I think I’m doing exactly what He wants me to do, but the end results are not what I had hoped for or expected at all. They are now used to help me learn how to respond in godliness and faith rather than in despair and anger.

So, as I look and reflect (not a great strength for me!), I know that even if I’ve found much failure in today…I can look ahead to tomorrow because HE is faithful to work His best in my life, no matter what the failure was today. And I look further ahead to eternity, knowing that it will all one day fade away, leaving only HIS glory. I pray that my life will grow to be a part of His eternal praises, even when I fail!

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  1. March 9, 2012    

    So glad that when I am weak, His strength is perfectly strong. Great post!

    • Kate
      March 9, 2012    

      Amen, Lyli!! Thanks for coming by for a visit!

  2. desiray
    March 9, 2012    

    Love it for no matter how many times I fall down I can continue to stand up amen sis..what a promise we have from our Lord and Savior

    • Kate
      March 9, 2012    

      Desiray, this truth has been one of the most encouraging things in my walk with the Lord, for sure! I love that He gives us grace to rise again and that He is the One who redeems…ANYTHING! Have a wonderful week-end, sis!!

  3. March 9, 2012    

    Thank you for another GREAT post which is more timely than you will ever know!!!!!

    • Kate
      March 9, 2012    

      Praise the Lord, Connie. His timing is always perfect! And a big congratulations to your husband on his citizenship!

  4. March 10, 2012    

    Kate…great post! And reminder! Thank you. I featured your link on Monday’s Musings in my Saturday Encouragement posting for tomorrow. :o) Have a good weekend.

    • Kate
      March 10, 2012    

      Thank you, Naomi! And I’m thrilled to be one of the featured posts on your Saturday Encouragement post!! Thanks so much. See you next week!

  5. March 10, 2012    

    What a GREAT line that makes me laugh. :-) Thank you for your encouraging words of wisdom.

    • Kate
      March 11, 2012    

      Thanks, Melanie! And thanks for stopping by for a visit!

  6. Laura
    March 12, 2012    

    Great post Kate. Living in grace, such an incredible blessing yet so often I resist it, just wishing I could please the Lord without failing. And yet even that attitude draws me to the cross. Thanks for linking up with Faith Filled Fridays!

    • Kate
      March 12, 2012    

      Amen, Laura. NOTHING can separate us from His love! What a breath of fresh air. Thanks for coming by.

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