Fail Safe


“All our falls are useful if they strip us of a disastrous confidence in ourselves, while they do not take away a humble and saving trust in God.”
- Francois Fenelon (1651-1715), French Roman Catholic theologian

I am reminded tonight of failing but NOT in a “woe is me” sort of way. Rather, I am full of wonder as I remember those many moments of falling flat on my face. The wonder is in the goodness of Father God and His reaction to my epic failures.

"Though he fall, he shall not be cast down; for Jehovah upholds his hand."
Psalm 37:24

I know the voice of failure, it’s not a very kind one but not so with God…His voice carries a different tune and a distinct purpose.

"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine." Isaiah 43:2

We are His…called by name and we have no reason to fear…not even our huge mongo falls.

Our hope is in Him…not ourselves!

Peace, Jay

My Hope

Matt Redman

My hope is built
On nothing less
Then Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust
The sweetest frame
But wholly lean
On Jesus’ Name

When the mountains are falling
When the waters are rising
I shall be safe in You
Though the nations are quaking
Every kingdom be shaken
Still will rest in You

When darkness seems
To hide Your face
I rest on Your
Unchanging grace
In every high
And stormy gale
My anchor holds
Within the veil

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Dustin Valencia said…
what a needed reminder. thanks, jay!
Jay Cookingham said…
Appreciate that Dustin!
MichaelDPerkins said…
I think a lot of us needed this today Jay.
Tony Alicea said…
As we have a mutual love for quotes, I'll share one with you:

"If you’re going to risk and maybe fail, fail at something that matters. Fail gloriously so that even in failure, lives change." ~Jonathan Acuff
Jay Cookingham said…
We need to remember who we belong to don't we Bro'?
Jay Cookingham said…
I do love a great quote dude! That one from Acuff rocks, thanks Bro'
Dusty Rayburn said…
Not exactly a quote, but I once read an interview in which a successful business person (banker, if memory serves) stated something along the lines of:

Failure is not about making a mistake. Failure is not learning from our mistakes.

Every time I have failed, it is because I have taken my eyes, focus, and direction away from God... Victory is achieved in Him alone.
jasonS said…
I'll join the chorus of 'needed this today.' :) Thanks Jay.
Jay Cookingham said…
It was a late night post and I was starting to slip into failure mode...I needed it too! Thanks Jason!
Caryjo said…
An absolutely wonderful and TRUE song... one to live on and grow in.
Jay Cookingham said…
Absolutely! Bless you!
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